Brain Drain Revisited

June 2013
Harvard International Review;Summer2013, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p31
Academic Journal
The article examines patterns of emigration of the highly-educated from developing countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and places that migration in the context of economic and policy analysis. An economic analysis identified the effect of skilled labor, unskilled labor and capital on the immigration of highly-educated workers in both sending and receiving countries. Several economic mechanisms are said to help undo the wage effects of migration of skilled labor including cross-country migration on unskilled labor or capital and changes in the composition of economic activity. Concerns are raised about the effects of brain drain on highly-educated natives in receiving countries and less skilled workers that remain in the sending country.


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