Migration study finds dramatic rise in numbers leaving France

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The numbers of people leaving France to live abroad has risen dramatically over the past eight years in comparison to the numbers of those taking up residence in the country, according to a study published this week by the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. The institute also found that immigration now accounts for a relatively small proportion of the growth in the French population. Michel de Pracontal reports.

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Between 2006 and 2013, the numbers of people migrating to France rose by 10%, while the numbers of those emigrating from the country has risen by 60%, reveals a study published this week by the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies, INSEE.