After conducting a research in 119 countries that involved about 141 000 respondents regarding the populationâ€™s willingness to work in foreign countries, Gallup came to the stunning conclusion that the global population aged between 15 and 26 consider taking a fixed term work abroad. In other words, 1.1 billion people consider working abroad for a fixed period of time. This is almost double the number of people that stated they would like to permanently relocate to another country.
The study indicated that the people living in sub-Saharan African countries are the most eager to relocate temporarily for work and also to relocate permanently, 49% state that they would move for a fixed term, and 33 percent state that they would move for an indefinite period. In the Americas, 37% state that they would move temporarily and 17% state that they would move for work for an indefinite period of time. In Europe, the query indicates that 32% would move for a fixed period while 18% for a long term employment. In the Middle East and North Africa 24% of the respondents would undertake temporary work abroad and 21% would move permanently. Asia reveals the smallest percentage for both indicators, with 19% for short term relocation and 9 percent for long term relocation. But Asiaâ€™s percentages are only nominally small because of Asiaâ€™s dens population.
Although the rates differ between those who want to work abroad permanently and temporarily, there are great similarities between the two groups. Both categories are consisted typically by younger and higher educated individuals.
This study shows that those who are underemployed (39%) are the most eager to look for jobs abroad, but also many of those in full time (27%) consider jobs in another country. The query states that men are more willing to seek jobs in foreign countries, but research unveils that the gender gap disappears among those who are employed or actively seek jobs in the labor market.
The Gallup experts comment on the situation of temporary employment abroad, especially on the benefits of the host and home country. The workers fill the open positions in the host countries, usually positions that canâ€™t be filled by citizens of the host countries, thus resolving the labor need of the host country. Later the workers send home money. When the workers choose to return back home they bring back skills and experience from the other countries, abilities that can help the domestic market.
So, if you are a doctor willing to work abroad in Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark or the Middle East, feel free to contact us!
Source: ELTE Newsletter
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