Date of Submission

Spring 2019

Academic Programs and Concentrations


Project Advisor 1

Dimitri Papadimitriou

Abstract/Artist's Statement

This senior project talks about the unemployment problem of Greece, and examines the conditions of Greek unemployment for the last 25 years. In this project I traveled through the years from 1995 to today, I wrote down the statistics, trends, and projections for the future of unemployment in Greece. In this project I attempt to answer the question, Is Greece’s Nightmare Over which is something difficult to answer. In this project, I review historical decisions by the Greek governments over the years and its consequences regarding unemployment. In order to understand the problem of Greece we need to first understand its labor market structure, something that is explained in this project. I also depicted the social effect of the financial crisis on people of Greece over the years of harsh austerity by presenting the suicide rates increases in those years. Continuing, I talked about the current trends and the big 10% reduction in unemployment from 28% in 2014 to 18.0% in December of 2018 and the policies that the current Greek government used to achieve this reduction. Finally, I introduced a projection of unemployment, from 2019 to 2022 which shows a further reduction of unemployment if the current trend continues, and I shared an employment program that I believe can certainly help Greece recover even more from its problem, which is still relatively high compared to the rest of the EU countries.

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