Losses and Gains to Developing Countries from the Migration of Educated Workers: An Overview of Recent Research, and New Reflections
Title: Losses and Gains to Developing Countries from the Migration of Educated Workers: An Overview of Recent Research, and New Reflections
Series/Number: MIREM-AR; 2007/02; [Return Migration and Development Platform (RDP)]
This paper synthesizes and extends recent research on “The New Economics of the Brain Drain.” In a unified framework, the paper shows that while recently identified adverse repercussions of the brain drain exacerbate the long-recognized negative impact of the brain drain, longer-term consequences turn the brain drain into the harbinger of powerful gains. These gains have been studied already in recent research, or merit attention in future research.
Subject: F22; I30; J24; J61; J64; O15; International migration; capital formation; overeducation; social welfare
Collective Action to Support the Reintegration of Return Migrants in their Country of Origin (MIREM)
Type of Access: openAccess