Different country, same precarity. Of the 124,076 people who left Italy last year, 49,000 (39 percent) are aged between 18 and 34, and a quarter are between 35 and 49. In just a year, the number of “expats” in these age groups has increased by over 9,000 and 3,500, respectively.
The reasons are described in the 2017 “Italiani nel mondo” (Italians in the World) report, presented this week by the Fondazione Migrantes. The predominant causes seem to be the unsustainable socio-economic conditions in post-Jobs Act Italy, a country built on informal and undeclared work, where 85 percent of new hires are short-term and very-short-term (according to data provided by the INPS).
This involves a first type of mobility: economic.