The percentage of the foreign-born population differs widely within the OECD and two Asian nations are finding themselves well towards the bottom of the ranking. Japan and South Korea – two countries long known for their at-times negative stance on migration – only boast foreign-born populations of just over 2 percent each. Only Poland and Mexico scored lower among the 37 countries ranked.
This scenario is flipped on its head in European nations Luxembourg and Switzerland, which had the highest score in the ranking. Countries surprisingly below the OECD average of 13.8 percent were France (12.8 percent) and the United States (at 13.6 percent just 0.2 percent below average).