Norwegians aren't likely to move to the US, even if they're welcome

US President Donald Trump meets Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the White House on Wednesday.

(CNN)During a meeting in the Oval Office on Thursday, US President Donald Trump reportedly blasted a number of nations as "shithole countries." Then he turned his attention to Norway.

Trump singled out the wealthy Scandinavian nation, whose Prime Minister he met the day before, and said that he would welcome immigrants from the oil-rich, majority white country.
But despite the President's offer, it's unlikely that an influx of Norwegians will begin to settle in the US anytime soon.
    Norwegians become American citizens at a much lower rate than most other countries.
    From 2007-2016, less than 1,000 Norwegians naturalized as US citizens, according to US Department of Homeland Security data. That's an average of 100 Norwegians a year -- less than .000001 percent of Norway's population.
    665 Americans became Norwegian citizens between 2006-2016, according to Statistics Norway.

    Why might that be?

    Norway has a rich economy, generous social welfare programs, a highly-rated (and free) education system, and exemplary gender parity practices, to name a few of the benefits.
    And to top it off, the United Nations named Norway the "happiest country in the world" last year. The US came in 14th place.
    Norway, a major oil producer, has harnessed its energy earnings into a giant pension fund worth over $1 trillion. The government uses the fund, one of the largest in the world, to divvy out pensions and other government expenses.
    Norway also boasts low unemployment, with only 4% of the labor force without a job according to Statistics Norway. Although US unemployment nearly mirrors that, at 4.1%, wages have not grown accordingly with inflation and to counter the cost of living.
    And when it comes to health care, Norway has their citizens covered.
    The government has a system of universal health care which covers all citizens for free, regardless of their socioeconomic status, country of origin or where they reside.
    In the US, patients wanting to see a doctor will shelve out at least $30-200 per visit, depending on their insurance plan, according to OECD data.
    For women, Norway ranks the second best in the world, according to the 2017 World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap report. The annual report examines gender imbalances in economics and the workplace, education, politics and health.
    The US ranks 49th on the list.
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