One in three families mulling Greek exit, poll shows

One in three Greek families are considering moving abroad due to the repercussions of the debt crisis, according to the results of a survey carried out on primary and secondary school pupils by the Children’s Ombudsman.

Out of 1,211 pupils from 22 schools around the country who were questioned in the survey, 82 percent said that their parents’ employment situation had worsened in recent months, with one in five reporting that one or both of their parents were jobless and 29 percent saying that the family was considering relocating to another country in the hope of better prospects.

Most of the children questioned said the economic crisis had had a negative impact on their lives, with 70 percent of respondents referring to “negative changes,” 59 percent saying they no longer received pocket money and 33 percent reporting that tighter household budgets meant they had been forced to stop lessons at private tuition centers.

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