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dc.contributor.authorNYARKO, Yaw
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-05T09:07:43Z
dc.date.available2010-05-05T09:07:43Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.issn1028-3625
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/13856
dc.descriptionEuropean Report on Developmenten
dc.description.abstractBrain Circulation between the European Union (EU) and Sub-Saharan Africa is a crucial ingredient in Human Capital formation in the latter. A major constraint to African development is the very low base of skilled and highly educated workers and professionals. The production of skilled workers has been low, and only recently has seen a dramatic increase. Recent papers by many authors have indicated that a channel for human capital growth has been, paradoxically, the possibility of the brain drain which serves as both an incentive mechanism and which results in higher human capital when the drainers return. After a review of some of the literature, these insights are applied to the debates raging today on European Union migration policy: the Blue Card, Migration Con-tracts, anti-Brain Drain legislation, etc. This paper argues that a careful calibration of the EU policies may enable faster Human Capital growth in Africa, while, at the same time, being beneficial to the EU by supplying critically needed skills into the EU economy. By carefully planning the production of human capital and the consequent flow of skilled migrants into Europe, the EU can assist in the development of vitally needed numbers of trained or skilled workers in Africa.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI RSCASen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2010/30en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEuropean Report on Developmenten
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectBrain drainen
dc.subjectImmigrationen
dc.subjectMigrationen
dc.subjectHuman capitalen
dc.subjectEconomic developmenten
dc.titleEU Policies and African Human Capital Developmenten
dc.typeWorking Paperen
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