Two-Thirds Of Young Hungarians Have No Plans To Work, Study Abroad

  • 17 Aug 2018 11:10 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Two-Thirds Of Young Hungarians Have No Plans To Work, Study Abroad
About two-thirds of Hungarians between the ages of 15 and 29 have no intention of either living or working abroad in future, the human resources ministry said, citing the recently published results of a survey.

The ministry noted that of the one-third of young Hungarians who do see themselves working or studying in foreign countries, 83% plan to return home and capitalise on their experience abroad.

Family was the number one reason for staying in Hungary, followed by friends and attachment to country.

The survey, conducted in 2016, involved 8,000 participants.

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