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Determinants of Health Professionals’ Migration in Africa

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  • Asongu Simplice

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    (Yaoundé/Cameroun)

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How do economic prosperity, health expenditure, savings, price-stability, demographic change, democracy, corruption-control, press-freedom, government effectiveness, human development, foreign-aid, physical security, trade openness and financial liberalization play-out in the fight against health-worker crisis when existing emigration levels matter? Despite the acute concern of health-worker crisis in Africa owing to emigration, lack of relevant data has made the subject matter empirically void over the last decades. This paper assesses the theoretical postulations of the WHO report on determinants of health-worker migration. Findings provide a broad range of tools for the fight against health-worker brain-drain. As a policy implication, blanket emigration-control policies are unlikely to succeed equally across countries with different levels of emigration. Thus to be effective, immigration policies should be contingent on the prevailing levels of the crisis and tailored differently across countries with the best and worst records on fighting health worker emigration.

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Paper provided by African Governance and Development Institute. in its series Working Papers with number 12/009.

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Length: 32
Date of creation: 26 Mar 2012
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Handle: RePEc:agd:wpaper:12/009

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Keywords: Welfare; Health; Human Capital; Migration;

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  1. Asongu Simplice, 2012. "Fighting corruption when existing corruption-control levels count : what do wealth effects tell us?," Working Papers, African Governance and Development Institute. 12/013, African Governance and Development Institute..
  2. Simplice A, Asongu, 2012. "Fighting corruption when existing corruption-control levels count : what do wealth-effects tell us in Africa?," MPRA Paper 42180, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Asongu Simplice, 2012. "Globalization and Africa: implications for human development," Working Papers, African Governance and Development Institute. 12/022, African Governance and Development Institute..
  4. Simplice Asongu, 2013. "How Would Population Growth Affect Investment in the Future? Asymmetric Panel Causality Evidence for Africa," African Development Review, African Development Bank, African Development Bank, vol. 25(1), pages 14-29.
  5. Simplice A. Asongu, 2012. "Fighting corruption in Africa: do existing corruption-control levels matter?," International Journal of Development Issues, Emerald Group Publishing, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 12(1), pages 36-52, February.
  6. Michael A. Clemens & Gunilla Pettersson, 2006. "A New Database of Health Professional Emigration from Africa," Working Papers, Center for Global Development 95, Center for Global Development.
  7. Simplice A, Asongu, 2011. "Long-term effects of population growth on aggregate investment dynamics: selected country evidence for Africa," MPRA Paper 30128, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  8. Simplice A, Asongu, 2012. "Fighting corruption with cultural dynamics: when legal-origins, religious-influences and existing corruption-control levels matter," MPRA Paper 36893, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  9. Simplice A, Asongu, 2012. "The political economy of development assistance: peril to government quality dynamics in Africa," MPRA Paper 36543, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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  12. Okada, Keisuke & Samreth, Sovannroeun, 2012. "The effect of foreign aid on corruption: A quantile regression approach," Economics Letters, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 115(2), pages 240-243.
  13. Billger, Sherrilyn M. & Goel, Rajeev K., 2009. "Do existing corruption levels matter in controlling corruption?: Cross-country quantile regression estimates," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 90(2), pages 299-305, November.
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  1. Simplice Asongu, 2013. "How Would Population Growth Affect Investment in the Future? Asymmetric Panel Causality Evidence for Africa," African Development Review, African Development Bank, African Development Bank, vol. 25(1), pages 14-29.

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