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Research issues in the international migration of highly skilled workers: a perspective with data from the United States

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Regets, Mark C.

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Corporate Editor National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics at the National Science Foundation
Abstract This paper provides a checklist and discussion of the benefits and cost of highly skilled migrants for both sending and receiving countries. When possible it tries to analyse or illustrate these nation-level benefits and costs using data on scientists and engineers in the U.S. labor market or in U.S. graduate education. In contrast to discussions of "brain drain", it is clear that there are many benefits of high-skill migration for sending countries, as well as some negatives for receiving countries. In addition, the greatest gains from migration may not occur at the nation-state level, but globally from gains in knowledge transfer and efficiency.
Keywords migration; highly qualified worker; brain drain; scientist; engineer; occupational mobility; impact; United States of America
Classification Migration, Sociology of Migration; Labor Market Research
Free Keywords brain circulation; high skill; international migration; graduate education; scientists; engineers
Document language English
Publication Year 2007
City Arlington, VA USA
Page/Pages 21 p.
Series Working paper / SRS, 07-203
Status Published Version; not reviewed
Licence Free Digital Peer Publishing Licence