Majority Of Young Maltese Wouldn't Move Abroad For Work

 The study found that one in every four men and almost one in every three women aged between 25 and 34 obtained a high level of education. 

79.9 per cent of young Maltese people aged 15 to 34 would not consider changing their place of residence to another country both within and outside the European Union for employment reasons, according to a new study conducted by the National Statistics Office (NSO).

Titled Young People on the Labour Market: 2016, the publication is a first for the NSO, examining the experiences of young Maltese people in the workforce.

The study found that one in every four men and almost one in every three women aged between 25 and 34 obtained a high level of education. Most 25 to 34-year old men and women were employed as professionals at 22.3 per cent and 27.0 per cent respectively.

The average basic salary for 15 to 24 year old employees was found to be €10,878, 30 per cent less than that earned by the 25 to 34 cohort, while the number of inactive persons between 15 and 24 years was four times more than that in the 25 to 34 age group.

The reason for inactivity varied according to age group. Young people between 15 and 24 years were mostly inactive due to training and education (89.0 per cent) whereas the majority of 25 to 34 year-olds who were inactive had family and caring responsibilities (59.3 per cent).

For young people who carried out work experiences forming part of the curriculum of studies, 83.8 per cent were compulsory, 68.8 per cent were longer than 6 months and 56.2 per cent were paid.

 

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