a brain drain

a brain drain

the movement of people with education and skills from their own country to another country where they are paid more for their work There is a brain drain of British mathematicians to the United States.
See also: brain, drain
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For example, multinational corporations' research and development activities might relocate to the country receiving a brain drain, thereby pushing wages of skilled labor in the receiving country back towards their higher, pre-brain drain level.
Mexico is unusual in that its large-scale emigration is not a brain drain.
The report indicated that reduced margins and lower remuneration would lead to a brain drain that would affect the banking industry adversely.
It's telling that none of this week's reports of a brain drain cited sources.
Iran was one of seven countries with a brain drain between 21 percent and 26 percent.
There's always the risk of a brain drain or talent drain after the home Olympics.
BRITAIN is being hit by a brain drain with one in 10 highly-skilled workers leaving, a report said yesterday.
Around 1 million skilled persons from officially-designated Least Developed Countries (LDCs) lived and worked in developed countries in 2004, a brain drain of 15%, considering the 6.
Organizers hope this year's theme, "Roadmap for the Knowledge Driven Economy," will help professionals to collectively chart a course of action to replenish city blocks drained by factors such as the demise of the manufacturing industry, outsourcing and a brain drain of intellectuals fleeing economically challenged areas.
Increasing numbers of students from England are making inquiries about going to university in the US, sparking fears of a brain drain, it emerged yesterday.
It's interesting to note that Canada is not the only country with a brain drain controversy.
We have a brain drain of policing talent as experienced officers are leaving in their droves, such are the demands placed on them.
Shorts deny they are facing a brain drain and say their salaries are "competitive.