brain-drain


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brain drain

The loss of educated and skilled workers to other locations, often ones that provide better financial compensation or job opportunities. The state has some of the nation's best universities, but it suffers from brain drain as graduates often flee to find more lucrative job opportunities elsewhere.
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brain-drain

The loss of valuable thinkers and workers to a different organization or geographic area, typically due to the promise of something better, such as pay or opportunities. The stagnation in pay at the university has led to a serious brain-drain.

brain drain

The departure of educated or talented persons for better pay or jobs elsewhere, as in The repression of free speech in Germany triggered a brain drain to Britain and America. The term originated about 1960, when many British scientists and intellectuals emigrated to the United States for a better working climate.
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the ˈbrain drain

the loss of qualified scientists, doctors, engineers, etc. to another country, especially one where they are paid more for their work
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brain-drain

n. the movement of intellectuals from one country to another where the pay and job opportunities are better. Where there is a good education system, there will always be a brain-drain.
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Regarding the impact of brain-drain upon the Romanian society, 72.
8% of the respondents consider that brain-drain has a negative effect upon Romania's economy.
It follows from these results that a host country intent on helping a low-income, high brain-drain country (where m > [m.
We have assumed here that the host country uses the level of immigration as an instrument to help a high brain-drain country maximize the quality of its institutions.
This article is designed to broaden awareness of brain-drain, identify its complexities, describe its global impact on the nursing profession, and offer viable options for resolution of a multi-faceted, complex problem.
Ghana is representative of countries with increasing workforce losses resulting from brain-drain as evidenced by an increasing number of nurses leaving the country each year (Kingma, 2004), as well as a trend in increased migration of nurses in Africa (Skeldon, 2009).
The survey also asked workers what companies could do to avoid a brain-drain of their best talents.
Lilly Endowment grants to Indiana colleges in the past few years have totaled more than $300 million, and while they are not all specifically geared toward brain-drain solutions, they collectively hope to improve educational and economic opportunities within the state.
The PCG, which represents the interests of 10,000 independent consultants, says it has been warning the government of a brain-drain for 18 months.
Rather than appearing self-serving, the brain-drain scam allows tax-cut crusaders to masquerade as earnest defenders of the national interest.
Asked about the recent brain-drain of top executives from Micros oft, including the long sabbatical of Brad Silverberg, who's said to have turned down Belluzzo's new position, Ballmer was defiant.
Regarding brain-drain, he said that scientists, doctors and engineers should be given incentives to check brain drain from the country.
ISLAMABAD, March 14, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Doctors of Federal Government Services Hospital (FGSH) have claimed that poor monetary benefits and exploitation of medical practitioners in governmental hospitals is a major cause to brain-drain of the countrys competent doctors.