Brain Drain

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Brain Drain

A situation in which the smartest, best educated people in a society or country leave for elsewhere. For example, brain drain may occur if the best doctors in a country leave to work abroad. Brain drain can occur for any number of reasons. Common examples, however, include political instability, better career opportunities or simply higher salaries. Brain drain is a problem in many developing countries.
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However, the same caveats apply as in the brain gain debate, largely due to data availability.
To combat summer learning loss, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) is expanding its Summer Brain Gain program to 1,500 Clubs across the country.
The Brain Gain indicates that there has been substantial population growth surrounding the Lower Manhattan central business district, especially among young, educated people and workers in the professional and creative fields that drive office leasing in New York City.
The third, the Potential Net Brain Gain Index, looks only at educated people, those with "tertiary education," which is defined as four years of education beyond high school or a college degree.
The strong relationship between people's desire to migrate and their age and education reinforces how important it is to study what pushes or pulls these potential migrants before their desires become real brain drain or brain gain.
We find that an increase in the probability of migration of high-skilled workers will lead to a brain drain in the long run, although a brain drain and a brain gain are both possible in the short run.
What might have appeared to be brain drain when they left their countries has the potential of turning into brain gain when they return.
The new Ottaxva biotech centre can help us turn the brain drain into a brain gain for Ontario," Energy, Science and Technology Minister Jim Wilson said yesterday.
The first Scottish conference by the Association of Graduate Recruiters was held yesterday in Glasgow and delegates heard how Scotland was benefiting from a new brain gain.
did well in mobility and brain gain but ranked lower in foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows, the prevalence of foreign business ownership, and FDI investments around bringing new technology to the country.
Strengthening the human resource base for innovation: The country needs to turn a brain drain into a brain gain, increase the quality of education at all levels, provide more opportunities for upgrading skills of those already in the workforce, place more emphasis on entrepreneurship and soft skills, and facilitate knowledge exchange among universities, government research institutions, and the industry.