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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This section presentes the results of a field research, meant to see how the people in Craiova feel about the phenomenon of "brain-drain".
The sixth working hypothesis was the idea that the field of activity which is the most seriously affected by the phenomenon of brain-drain is healthcare.
When asked to what extent brain-drain is a serious reality in our country, most respondents (65.6%) chose the answer according to which "brain-drain" is a serious problem to a high extent, 9.6% chose the answer "to a very high extent", whereas 14.4% of the interviewed people answered that "brain-drain" is serious to an average extent.
One policy implication is that a host country will succeed in its intent to help a low-income, high brain-drain country improve its institutional quality through a reduction in skilled immigration if the reduction is sufficiently large; otherwise, it is likely have a negative impact on that country's institutions.
Since educational attainment in high brain-drain developing countries is typically low, it follows that W is maximized at m-- 0.
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).
Brain-drain refers to the immigration of technically trained professionals from one country to another.
However, not all influences of brain-drain are negative.
Linking students and employers, One of the most Common themes of Indiana's brain-drain fixes is strengthening ties between students and employers.
Charlie Nelms, vice president for student development and diversity at Indiana University, says IU also is putting added emphasis on such things as internships, career planning and placement as part of its brain-drain effort.
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."1
This brain-drain story seems plausible to Canadians because it perpetuates the myth that we are vastly overburdened by taxation, especially compared to Americans.
"I feel it is important that we stop the 'brain-drain' of talented professionals who have flourished in Birmingham feeling they now have to pay the price of relocating in order to progress their careers," he said.
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.