Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/63363
Authors: 
Thorn, Kristian
Holm-Nielsen, Lauritz B.
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2006/83
Abstract: 
High demand for researchers and scientists has led to an increase in skilled migration in recent years. The paper focuses on improving our understanding of the push and pull factors affecting the migration decisions of researchers and scientists from developing countries and discusses policy options for maximizing the potential gains associated with international mobility of advanced human capital. Evidence suggests that a reasonable salary level should be guaranteed but that return decisions of researchers and scientists are primarily shaped by factors such as the quality of the research environment, professional reward structures and access to state-of-the-art equipment.
Subjects: 
return migration
mobility
researchers
scientists
brain circulation
diaspora networks
JEL: 
F22
O15
I29
ISBN: 
9291908614
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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