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Title:Brain drain and its determinants: a major issue for small states PDF Logo
Authors:Beine, Michel
Docquier, Frédéric
Schiff, Maurice
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 3398
Abstract:This paper examines the relationship between the brain drain and country size, as well as the extent of small states' overall loss of human capital. We find that small states are the main losers because they i) lose a larger proportion of their skilled labor force and ii) exhibit stronger reactions to standard push factors. We also observe that the correlation between human capital indicators and country size is close to zero. This suggests that small states are more successful in producing skilled natives and less successful in retaining them.
Subjects:Brain drain
small states
human capital
openness
JEL:F22
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-2008031828
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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