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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Ali Khan (1997) Institutional Development: Skill Transference Through a Reversal of Human Capital Flight or Technical Assistance.
Turkey has a history of brain drain and human capital flight, but there is a new element to the recent phenomena.
Brain drain, or human capital flight, has been dismissed as the manifestation of mere nationalism and indeed some nationalistic leaders have even used the brain drain rhetoric to argue for control on migration or demand payments for the migration.

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