The findings were unveiled at a Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) conference, which ends on Friday in the central city of Łódź, state news agency PAP reported.
Two thirds of Ukrainian refugees in Poland have higher education
“The refugees are very well-educated,'' Dr Agata Górny from the University of Warsaw noted, discussing the research findings. “More than two thirds have higher education.”
The new study also found that among Ukrainian refugees who are employed, the biggest proportion “perform simple tasks (one third) or have specialist jobs (one fifth).”
Dr Górny told PAP that the refugees’ high level of education “means they have potential - the question remains whether we in Poland will be able to integrate them into our labour market.”
Majority of Ukrainian refugees in Poland have found work
More than half of Ukrainian refugees who have settled in Poland are now in employment and a further one fourth is on the lookout for jobs, according to the research, the PAP news agency reported.
University of Warsaw's Dr Górny commented: “The most intriguing finding of this nationwide research is that about one third of Ukrainians who came to Poland [after the Russian invasion] have been to our country before."
"And so they have some experience and find it easier to navigate our labour market,” the demographer added.
Friday is day 212 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Source: PAP, bankier.pl