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Filipinos in Greece (Wikipedia)

Filipinos in Greece consist of migrants from the Philippines to Greece and their descendants. According to official Greek statistics, there were 5,000 Filipinos in Greece in 1991, which declined to 2,000 by 1996. In reality, there were many more working in the country illegally. The Philippine community have set up a school for their children in downtown Athens. A large proportion are women (81% as of 1999), who generally find employment as domestic workers. The association between Filipinas and domestic work is so strong that a Greek dictionary published in 1998 even defined “Filippineza”, a term which literally means Filipina, to be “a domestic worker from the Philippines or a person who performs non-essential auxiliary tasks”. Migrants and the Philippine Departme...


According to the Greek National Statistical Service, there were 6,465 Filipinos in Greece as of 1 January 2006. Of these, 5,616 were holders of valid residence permits and 5,115 were IKA (Greek social security) members.  In addition, there are an estimated 40,000 Filipino seafarers on board Greek-owned or managed ships.   Land based Of the land-based Filipinos, 5,046 (78.1%) were female. Filipinos are among the most highly educated foreign workers in Greece . Almost two-thirds (63.7%) are university or college graduates, including 0.4% with masteral or doctorate degrees. About 13.35% more – that adds up to more than 77% in all – have completed high school some of whom may have some college education. Of Filipinos working in Greece, 2.2% are in industry, 1.1% in agriculture, 0.7%...

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