welfare system expenditure worldwide as a percentage of GDP:
see any correlation between this map and the one above ?
The only countrys that break the trend of high immigration and no welfare system seems to some extent to be america, and definately Russia ? im guessing Russia it still such a large country that opportunity and untapped land mass still draws people to russia as good value ?
look here for maps related to global immigration
third map industrialisation of europe 1800’s (all copyright on this map belongs to wadworth and thompson)