TITLE

AN ANALYSIS OF BRAIN-DRAIN AND ITS IMPACT ON MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

AUTHOR(S)
Odunsi, Bennett A.
PUB. DATE
March 1996
SOURCE
Journal of Third World Studies;Spring96, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p193
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article examines the causes and consequences of brain drain and also to determine whether there is a correlation between government policies and the migration of professionals from Nigeria. The country has been adversely affected by the outflow of skilled professionals. Brain drain has significantly affected efforts at human resource mobilization for economic development and consequently eroded Nigeria's leadership role in Africa in spite of its enormous population. The Western countries have been the beneficiaries of massive outflow of skilled professionals from developing economies. Several factors have been identified as the major determinants of brain drain. Prominent among these are financial compensation and other attractive social and economic incentives readily available in advanced countries.
ACCESSION #
9708020910

 

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