ZAGREB, October 18, 2020 – Before we decide on an important step in life, we first Google it, and in short, this is the principle on which a new scientific discipline is based: digital migration – a model for monitoring emigration through social networks.
As reported by Dalmatinski portal, the result of extensive studies completely coincides with the official data on migration, and they also provide much more information on the trends according to which more exoduses from Croatia await us.
Bewerbung, or job application in German, was searched as often this year as in Croatian.
The new scientific discipline of digital demography predicts migration trends based on what is being searched. Ireland is no longer “in”, but the coronavirus and the lifting of employment restrictions in some countries, such as Austria, are bringing new trends.
“Those counties that are geographically closest to Austria, such as Međimurje or Karlovac, are most often searched for in Austria, in general, living conditions in Austria, which is again a strong indication of a new wave of emigration, probably this time to Austria”, said Tado Jurić. professor of history at the Croatian Catholic University.
Even though the search engine is not lying, few have admitted to us that they have googled outside of Croatia while looking for a job.
Every fifth job seeker in Croatia is looking for a job abroad, of which 80 percent of them googled jobs in Germany.
Ten days after major corruption scandals, job searches outside of Croatia intensified, and it is not only the unemployed who are looking for a job abroad.
“We saw that based on the time when these terms are searched, it is before the working day, somewhere around half past six and around 3 pm”, Juric explained.
According to statistics from the German Central Bureau of Statistics, more than 400,000 Croats live and work there, and once they do, Croatian citizens search for language learning and divorce the most.