No. 14




Worker Migration – a Challenge to the Labour Environment and the General Health Care System

18 December 2006


RiTo No. 14, 2006

  • Ain Aaviksoo

    director of the health care policy programme, PRAXIS Centre for Policy Studies

The departure of workforce abroad has been described in Estonia as the biggest problem faced by the health care sector.

In fact, the desire to migrate has decreased since Estonia joined the European Union, even though the case of younger workers and certain fields still require serious attention. In short, the problem of ensuring a new generation of workers is a greater problem than that of the departing workforce, but through a purposeful policy and investments, and skilled public relations, it is possible to ensure that Estonia will have a sufficient number of health care workers so that the availability and quality of health care services will not suffer.

Full article in Estonian