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Introduction

Frédéric Docquier and Hillel Rapoport

in Brain Drain and Brain Gain

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199654826
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191742095 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654826.003.0010
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The chapter briefly describes the rate of growth of international migration, arguing that the most rapidly growing segment is the migration of skilled workers from developing to industrialized countries. It also clarifies the purpose of this section of the book, which is to examine the causes of the brain drain at the international level, and its consequences for the sending countries.

Keywords: brain drain; immigration trends; highly skilled migrants; sending countries

Chapter.  588 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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