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dc.contributor.authorChand, Satish-
dc.identifier.citationChand, S. (2008). Skilled migration and brain drain. Occasional Papers on Islands and Small States, 2, 1-7en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses the issue as to whether or not emigration depletes the stock of skilled workers in the country from which workers emigrate. Some proponents of the thesis that emigration leads to brain and skill drains argue that the country involved should not allow trained workers to emigrate. This paper argues that ‘trapping’ skilled workers is more than likely to be counter-productive, and concludes that if the emigration door is shut, the stock of skilled personnel is likely to fall in the source nations. The promise of jobs and higher income, particularly in a rapidly integrating global marketplace for skilled workers, provides individuals with the incentive to upgrade their skills, and this leads to investment in human capital in the source country. A ban on emigration of such workers will dissuade training in the skills and professions that are in demand globally.en_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Malta. Islands and Small States Instituteen_GB
dc.subjectImmigrants -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectSkilled labor -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectEconomic development -- Maltaen_GB
dc.titleSkilled migration and brain drainen_GB
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dc.publication.titleOccasional Papers on Islands and Small Statesen_GB
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