Nearly half of all Tunisian youth are prepared to emigrate, even illegally, the authors of a recent study have claimed.
According to the survey by the Tunisian Forum for Social and Economic Rights (FTDES), in partnership with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Foundation (RLS) 45 percent of young people across the country are hoping to migrate, with 15 percent reporting that they were in contact with people smugglers, TAP reported.
The study, conducted by 11 experts, including 9 academics, focused on the levels and potential causes of illegal migration among the young before and after the 2011 revolution. Though no exact details were provided on what age range FTDES and RLS surveyed, overall 1,200 young people in six governorates (Tunis, El Kef, Gafsa, Kasserine, Medenine, Mahdia) were questioned in December 2015.
53.3 percent of those surveyed were men and 46.7 percent omen. 50 percent of the respondents said that they had interrupted their school education, while 27.6 percent reported having attained a university level.
Source: Tunisia Live