The institute for multicultural development, Forum, confirmed on Friday it is to carry out a cost benefit analysis of immigration in the Netherlands, news agency ANP reports.
The institute believes a thorough analysis is necessary to facilitate a proper discussion about immigration in general, ANP said. VU university professor Peter Nijkamp will be involved in the research.
At the beginning of the summer, the anti-immigration PVV caused an outcry when it asked ministers to calculate the cost of non-western immigration.
Integration minister Eberhard van der Laan said earlier this month detailed figures would not be made available as a matter of principle.
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