Global Migration Of The Highly Skilled: A Tentative And Quantitative Approach
Source: United Nations University
Migration in a globalising world is on the increase, especially migration of the highly skilled. It is quite natural that given certain possibilities, people look for opportunities and chances to improve their lives. Especially when the better educated leave their country in large quantities to try their chances abroad it was labeled in the 1960's as 'Brain drain' stressing the negative welfare impact on the countries of origin (European at that time). However not always is the impact of migration negative for the country of origin and therefore 'Brain drain' turned into 'Brain gain' when it was seen from another perspective.