The Size of the Brain Drain

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:
The Size of the Brain Drain

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This chapter first provides a quantitative assessment of the evolution and spatial distribution of the brain drain using updated data on emigration rates to the OECD by educational attainment. In particular, it expands the coverage of the existing database by introducing non-OECD host countries, a study of the age of entry structure of skilled emigration, and also documents the brain drain of PhD holders, scientists, and of healthcare professionals.

Keywords: brain drain; emigration; highly skilled migrants

Chapter.  4614 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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