While almost 90 percent of Greek businesses have access to the internet, only 11.5 percent reported making any web sales online in 2016, be it through a web shop or app, web data from the Hellenic Statistics Authority (ELSTAT) has shown.
Just over a third of the Greek population spends about three-quarters of their income on paying off bills and debts, while a further 15 percent spend almost all their income on the same expenses, according to research by the National School of Public Health (ESDY).
Greece spends proportionately less of its GDP on social protection than the EU average but gives more of a share of what it spends to pensioners than any other EU country, newly released data from Eurostat shows.
The overwhelming majority of Greek households report that they were affected by the economic crisis, possibly contributing to the low levels of life satisfaction in the country, a report from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has found.
Early school leaving and tertiary educational attainment rates in Greece improved significantly from 2012 to 2015, putting them ahead of the EU average, yet performance remains disappointing on basic skills attainment by young people and adults, and on participation in vocational education and training as well as in adult learning, a European Commission report has found.
Just over three-quarters of the Greek workforce says it struggles to make ends meet, a rate more than double the EU average, according to a report by Eurofound, an EU agency that studies living and working conditions.
Greece ranks as the worst-performing country in terms of social justice in the EU for a third consecutive year, a recent study by the Bertelsmann Foundation has found.
The number of doctors employed at Greek hospitals fell by almost 11 percent during the crisis while the nursing body shrunk by 8 percent, recently released data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) shows.
The crisis has seen Greeks eating more fruit and vegetables and cutting back on meat, eggs and milk, a study from one of the country’s consumer groups has found.
Greek households devoted a greater portion of their monthly household spend on food, housing and education in 2015 compared to 2008, while a smaller share went on clothing and footwear and health, according to the 2015 Household Budget Survey published by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).