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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Over 0.5 mln pupils and students left Romania in 10 years, study shows

The number of students, pupils and children in the 0-19 age group who emigrated from Romania between 2007 and 2017 is 484,753, according to a paper published in the Romanian Journal of Statistics, quoted by local Edupedu.ro.

The number goes up to over 500,000 if those aged 21-22 (student age) are also taken into consideration, the same report shows.

The authors of the paper noted that the high level of migration among young people would result in important labor market and pension system issues in the coming years. The demographic aging will also deepen in Romania due to the changes in the age structure of the population.

The report’s authors also looked at the correlation between salary increases and migration. Thus, although the nominal average monthly salary in Romania increased by 128% between 2007 and 2017, the Romanian employees still have the lowest wages in the European Union, the gap being significant. Moreover, the wage hikes don't necessarily mean a better living standard for the population, as the high inflation and increased utility spending have reduced the purchasing power.

Two-thirds of the Romanians who emigrated in last three years are under 35

Irina Marica, [email protected]

(photo source: Pixabay.com)

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Profile picture for user irina.popescu0
Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Over 0.5 mln pupils and students left Romania in 10 years, study shows

The number of students, pupils and children in the 0-19 age group who emigrated from Romania between 2007 and 2017 is 484,753, according to a paper published in the Romanian Journal of Statistics, quoted by local Edupedu.ro.

The number goes up to over 500,000 if those aged 21-22 (student age) are also taken into consideration, the same report shows.

The authors of the paper noted that the high level of migration among young people would result in important labor market and pension system issues in the coming years. The demographic aging will also deepen in Romania due to the changes in the age structure of the population.

The report’s authors also looked at the correlation between salary increases and migration. Thus, although the nominal average monthly salary in Romania increased by 128% between 2007 and 2017, the Romanian employees still have the lowest wages in the European Union, the gap being significant. Moreover, the wage hikes don't necessarily mean a better living standard for the population, as the high inflation and increased utility spending have reduced the purchasing power.

Two-thirds of the Romanians who emigrated in last three years are under 35

Irina Marica, [email protected]

(photo source: Pixabay.com)

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