Economic Woes!

February 18th, 2013 → 12:21 pm @ // No Comments

Study: a third of residents consider leaving Estonia by Toomas Hõbemägi

37% of Estonian residents have considered the possibility of leaving Estonia in the last six months, shows a new study by Turu-uuringute AS, writes Eesti Päevaleht.

According to the study that was commissioned by the paper, the majority of respondents who said that they have been considering leaving Estonia, said that it was because of work.

Studies or family issues were notably less important as reasons to leave Estonia.

One interesting aspect that was shown in the survey was that it is not only the poorest that are considering leaving Estonia because the interest was shown up by more or less in all income groups.

Somewhat surprisingly, people who earn more than 650 euros a month net and could be considered relatively wealthy were equally interested in job opportunities abroad.

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2 Comments → “Economic Woes!”

  1. Troy

    9 years ago

    This is very interesting as Estonia is rated as one of the stronger European countries for jobs, growth and opportunity. They have a very strong tech field and is an ideal place for entrepreneurs. So I am wondering if it is the sustainability factor or the potential lack of new jobs being created or just the allure of being elsewhere for better opportunities.


  2. Louise

    9 years ago

    I remember the day my Comenius host high school had a visit from the local government. One politician, then head of education in the Tallinn area, had to inform our pupils about the new rules for Russian-speaking schools, their school. Before she even got to the end, she asked them: “How many of you plan to leave Estonia in the future?” About half of the pupils present put up their hands. After that, our politician sort of gave up…

    I wondered a lot about it. Then I taught English in a 10th grade. To my question about what they were going to do in the future, one girl simply said: ‘My mum says she doesn’t care, as long as I leave Estonia. She says I have no future here.’


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