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Younger generation seeks better future abroad

Over 85 per cent of Romanians wish to leave Romania to seek a better life, daily ‘Adevarul’ reported, in yesterday’s edition. In the past months, a growing number of young – and older – people have left their native country to try their luck in countries in which a decent living is not the forbidden fruit. At least in statements, over 85 per cent of the Romanians want to emigrate, according to a study made by the Myjob recruiting website, on a sample of 5,160 Romanians, between July 7 and 31, 2010. The most vehement are Romanians in Caras-Severin County: 100 per cent of those questioned said they wanted to leave, and only 2.78 of the Romanians in Arad would remain in the country because they have their family here, although they don’t think things are heading in the right direction.


Moreover, over a quarter of respondents stated they would leave the country any given time, while 17.11 per cent would call their spouse to join them, after adapting in the adoptive country. Only 10.27 per cent of those questioned said they do not wish to leave the country as long as their families are in Romania and only 3.32 per cent think the country is heading in the right direction, and, therefore, are not considering emigration.


Romanians over 55 are the category most disenchanted with the way things are going in Romania. 70.27 per cent of the over 55 said they would be willing to leave overseas provided they can find a position in keeping with their training.


Another study, made by the “Sanitary Solidarity” Federation, on a sample of 250 doctors and nurses in Galati, Braila, Tulcea, Constanta, Buzau and Vrancea County, indicates that 70 per cent of the healthcare employees are considering transferring on a similar position in another country. “In the past years, over 3 million Romanians left the country. Even if not everyone who stated their intention to emigrate actually does it, we’re undoubtedly facing an unprecedented migration phenomenon,” sociologist Alfred Bulai argues. He points out that, in the years before the Revolution, a political migration occurred.


Romania came in 39th out of 100 in the ranking of countries worth living in, made by “Newsweek”. Criteria in the evaluation included: education, health, quality of life, economic performance and the political environment. Finland ranks first, followed by Switzerland and Sweden. Our country lagged behind the likes of Bulgaria and Malaysia.

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