There are 13,000 Ukrainian children in the region. One thousand less adult women

There is a tenth of adults of working age, more precisely between 18 and 65 years old: 2696, which represents 9.5%. According to the governor’s data, there were a relatively small number of people aged 66 and over: 256 men and 738 women. At the same time, Pecková admits that the current waves of refugees have been used by several hundred people – probably mostly men – who had lived here before, before Russian troops invaded Ukraine. If they came here to work illegally, Pecková sees the current legalization of their stay as an advantage for our economy.

“The gray economy will weaken, they will pay taxes, they will no longer have to pay commissions,” the president said on earnings. With a warning that there are more than 63,000 jobs in the region that have not been filled for a long time by citizens of the Czech Republic (at the end of February, the region’s employment offices even registered 67,384 vacancies .

The girl hidden under the Ukrainian flag is made by the company Krteček or bee

The figures around the children of refugees are then seen positively, from a national point of view through the eyes of an economist, also by Deputy Governor Věslav Michalik (STAN). He points out that if they choose to stay, graduate, and live on, as children grow and become productive, the initial burden becomes a valuable investment.

If one hundred thousand people come from Ukraine with an average age of ten years, to begin with Michalik about child allowances, housing allowances, health insurance payments and the cost of free education in the Czech Republic speaks the burden on the tax system estimated at five billion a year. A visible change will then be evident with the involvement of these people in the Czech labor market.

“In 2030, he will be able to earn about 30% of them,” said Michalik, who derives from the average wage their contribution of around eight billion crowns in the form of income tax and social security contributions – however , he warns that if these young people have really remained alive, the State will collect additional income from them: they will pay value added tax and excise duties. “If 70% of them work in 2035, the tax will collect about 18 billion additional crowns from income tax and social security contributions,” Michalik noted. By 2040, with the productive participation of nearly all of the children now arriving, she expects an annual profit of 26 billion – plus revenue from value added tax and excise duties on top of that. .

School for Ukrainian refugee children in the former Koliba restaurant in Mladá Boleslav.

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The responses Michalik has received on Twitter are mixed. There is, for example, the idea that Ukrainian children should above all be a hope for the future of Ukraine. Michalik agrees. “It won’t be good until he comes back; for us and for Ukraine. I just want to show that if he doesn’t come back, it has a positive economic dimension for today’s senior citizens,” he said, adding that such calculations could convince “a significant part of the population” that there is no reason to envy the humanitarian support offered to the Ukrainians. From Monday, the state will start paying 5,000,000 new benefits to refugees to meet needs and buy basic equipment to start life in the Czech Republic.

There have also been repeated reservations that similar calculations seem odd. For example, user Think__Ice tells Michalik, “Brake, you’re talking about human beings.” “This is how businesses and governments should think about their own people. Without children, businesses won’t have enough employees in a decade. Pay your employees decently or their children will go elsewhere. If children are born at all”, he underlines the context.

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