Friday, 25 July 2008

Scientific Migration

A recent Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) postnote addresses the topic of 'International Migration of Scientists and Engineers'. Various 'push' and 'pull' factors are identified such as low wages, lack of career choices, lack of funding (push) and prestige, job satisfaction and 'selective' immigration policies (pull).

As well as discussion on the concept of 'brain drain', the report recognises that there is increasing awareness that migration can benefit both the 'sending' and 'receiving' country - 'brain circulation' rather than 'brain drain'.

Read the postnote in full

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