The Impact of Skilled Migration on the Sending Country: Evidence from African Medical Brain Drain
AbstractThis paper examines how Medical Brain Drain (MBD) creates incentives for the production of doctors in the sending country (brain gain) and its effects on the health status of the local population. Using Bharghava-Docquier dataset I find no relation between MBD and rates of enrolment to medical schools in the country of origin while there are incentives to pursue secondary school in the sending country and tertiary education abroad. Finally MBD induces an increase in the number of deaths due to HIV/AIDS: a case-study reveals that MBD affects more the “quality” of health services rather than their “quantity”.
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Volume (Year): 98 (2008)
Issue (Month): 6 (November-December)
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brain drain; migration; human capital;
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- O15 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Production
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
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