people like Valentyn, who is living his dream. The 41-year-old man has nothing
to worry about. He has half of a private house in one of the district centers
in Khmelnytska Oblast. All he has to do to make his ends meet is to regularly visit his bank, where he has a deposit. The amount of money Valentyn has
saved allows him to monthly receive interest that is half of the official
average salary in the area. In reality, it’s a little more than citizens of his
city actually earn on average. So he hasn’t been working for quite a long time.
According to recent data published by State
Statistics Service of Ukraine, almost 12 million people from 15 to 70 years old in
the 45-million member nation are inactive. It means that roughly 27 percent of
Ukraine’s population can’t or don’t want to work and do nothing to find any job
Some of these people are, of course, students (less
than a million), pensioners (up to seven million) and people with disabilities who
can’t work. But the rest of them – perhaps 10 percent of the population – are inactive
during the prime of lives.