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Ukraine’s population might significantly reduce due to labor migration

Source : 112 Ukraine

The population of Ukraine can reduce by 18% by 2050
20:08, 29 January 2019

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The population of Ukraine might reduce by 18% by 2050 and reach number mark of 36 million people as 112 Ukraine reported citing UN.

One of the key factors of leaving the country is labor migration. The number of the Ukrainians, who left a country in search of a job, is counted by ukrainianpeopleleaks.com. It states that about million people have left Ukraine since March 2018.

Related: A counterintuitive way Ukraine can impress the EU and solve its own migration problem

According to Head of Bleyzer Foundation in Ukraine Oleg Ustenko, the process of migration will lead to the negative consequences in the social spheres.

“If people emigrate it means that less tax collected to the state budget and it means the potential extra pressure on the budget situation. It means that it will be harder and harder in the future to pay pensions. It means that it will be harder and harder to fulfill the medical programs. And it will be extremely hard to finance science and education,” Ustenko said.

Related: Ukraine's National Bank predicts decrease of labor migration to Poland in 2019

The experts note that other factors, except the high remuneration, encourage Ukrainians to migrate. Particularly, the striving for the development and feeling safe abroad.

Earlier we reported that the Ukrainian labor migrants have sent to Ukraine 600 million euro from the Czech Republic.

Related: How much Ukraine loses from labor migration?

Besides, Israeli Ambassador to Ukraine Joel Lion stated that 10% of the Ukrainian tourists, who come to Israel, are the illegal migrants.

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