A new study by the University of New England suggests that migrants are generally healthier, better educated and more law-abiding than the average Australian born-citizen.
“They’re (migrants) very highly motivated for their children to achieve and many of the benefits of their migration actually accrue to the second generation, so they’re absolutely critical to building a stock of social capital and human capital,”
– Prof Kerry Carrington, Co-Author, University of New England
Source: Migrants healthier, more educated than native-born Aussies: study (ABC News)
Related link: Download The social costs and benefits of migration into Australia Report (Department of Immigration and Citizenship)