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Measuring skilled migration rates : the case of small states
 
Author:Docquier, Frederic; Schiff, Maurice; Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 4827
Country:World; Date Stored:2009/01/30
Document Date:2009/01/01Document Type:Policy Research Working Paper
SubTopics:Education for Development (superceded); International Migration; Human Migrations & Resettlements; Population Policies; Country Strategy & PerformanceLanguage:English
Region:The World RegionReport Number:WPS4827
Volume No:1 of 1  

Summary: Recent changes in information and communication technologies have contributed to a dramatic increase in the degree of integration and interdependency of countries, markets, and people. Against this background, one aspect of particular concern for small states is the international movement of people. This paper focuses on this particularly important aspect of globalization, with emphasis on the movement of skilled people and its relationship with country size. In addition to overall skilled migration, it provides evidence that controls for migration age in order to distinguish between those educated in the home country and those educated abroad. The authors discuss the growth implications of the brain drain from small countries and policies that may help control it.

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