IOM Vilnius presents research — what are the concerns of people considering returning to Lithuania?
The worsening of the family’s financial situation (58 %), the disrespectful attitudes of employers towards workers (53 %), and the way people interact in Lithuania (50 %) are the main concerns of Lithuanians living abroad when considering returning to their home country. These results are from a sociological study initiated by the International Organization for Migration Vilnius office (IOM), where 1027 respondents — Lithuanians living abroad for more than a year — were interviewed.
In addition to these concerns, as many as 76 % of respondents say that they would feel better living in Lithuania than abroad because their friends and relatives remained in the country.
Jovita Sandaitė, Head of the IOM project “I Choose Lithuania”, sees more positive signs — most working-age migrants believe that the work experience acquired abroad could be successfully used in the Lithuanian labour market.
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