Algunos especialistas temen que la crisis en curso precipite la floración de nuevos guetos y formas de marginación urbana, posibles focos de tensiones sociales de nuevo cuño, ¿étnicas? ¿radicales? ¿nihilistas..?
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Leslie Crawford lo cuenta de este modo en Financial Times:
[ .. ] Figures out this week show unemployment nearing 2m for the first time since 2005. The construction industry shed 40,000 jobs in the last quarter of 2007, with immigrants suffering the brunt.
The unemployment rate for foreigners, at 12.4 per cent, is much higher than for Spaniards, at 8 per cent. Of the more than 400,000 foreigners looking for work in Spain, most are unskilled and uneducated, limiting their employment prospects. Academics and social workers say this is a time bomb.
With 4.5m foreigners living in Spain (10 per cent of the population, a higher percentage than in France, the UK or Germany), policymakers are concerned about the growth of immigrant ghettos that might become breeding grounds for radical Islamists and Latin American criminal gangs.
[ .. ] “Unemployment will rise significantly over the next few months, and I am worried about the growth of immigrant ghettos,” says José Ramón Pin, a sociologist and employment expert at Barcelona’s IESE business school. [ .. ] Financial Times, 2 feb. 08. Spain fears downturn will radicalise ghettos as immigrants bear the brunt.