More than 40% of young immigrants in Italy drop out of school prematurely while 30% are neither studying nor working, Mr. Enrico Giovannini, President of the Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) has said.
He warned that there was an increasing social exclusion in Italy.
Citing data from the latest census, Mr. Giovannini said that in the last ten years, only immigrants have contributed to Italy’s population growth.
He added that immigration was useful and indispensable in ensuring Italy’s future.
Mr. Giovannini however, pointed out that the rate at which immigrants have arrived has caused some problems because of lack of preparation.