Study weighs up extent of Greek emigration during crisis

Society Tags: Emigration
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Over 427,000 Greeks aged 15 to 65 emigrated since the start of the Greek crisis in 2008, with the annual exodus trebling to 100,000 in 2013 alone, a new study from the central Bank of Greece claims.

Unlike Greek emigrants in the last century, who were labourers and industrial workers, those leaving Greece in recent times tend to be young professionals, with over half of those who left in 2013 in the 25–39 age group.

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