EconStor >
TÜSİAD-Koç University Economic Research Forum (ERF), Istanbul >
ERF Working Paper Series, TÜSİAD-Koç University Economic Research Forum (ERF) >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

http://hdl.handle.net/10419/45411
  
Title:Brain drain from Turkey: return intentions of skilled migrants PDF Logo
Authors:Güngör, Nil Demet
Tansel, Aysit
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:TÜSİAD-Koç University Economic Research Forum working paper series 1103
Abstract:The study estimates an empirical model of return intentions using a dataset compiled from an internet survey of Turkish professionals residing abroad. In the migration literature, wage differentials are often cited as an important factor explaining skilled migration. The findings of our study suggest, however, that non-pecuniary factors, such as the importance of family and social considerations, are also influential in the return or non-return decision of the highly educated. In addition, economic instability in Turkey, prior intentions to stay abroad and work experience in Turkey also increase non-return. Female respondents also appear less likely to return indicating a more selective migration process for females.
Subjects:skilled migration
brain drain
return intentions
Turkey
JEL:F20
F22
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ERF Working Paper Series, TÜSİAD-Koç University Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
646735748.pdf418.29 kBAdobe PDF
No. of Downloads: Counter Stats
Download bibliographical data as: BibTeX
Share on:http://hdl.handle.net/10419/45411

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.