Skilled Migration: The Perspective of Developing Countries
43 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2004
Date Written: June 2007
This chapter focuses on the effects of skilled migration on developing countries. We first present new evidence on the magnitude of the brain drain at the international level. Using a stylized model of education investment in a context of migration, we then survey the theoretical and empirical brain drain literature in a unified framework. Finally we use a particular specification of the model to discuss a number of policy issues from the perspective of developing countries.
Keywords: migration, brain drain, economic development
JEL Classification: F22, J61
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