Can Foreign Health Assistance Reduce the Medical Brain Drain?
AbstractThis paper analyses the impact of foreign health aid on the emigration rates of physicians. We use a panel database to investigate the emigration of physicians from 192 source countries to 17 destination countries between 1995 and 2004. First, we investigate the direct impact of health assistance using the generalised method of moments (GMM) and highlight a significant negative effect of foreign health assistance on the medical brain drain. Moreover, we analyse whether this effect of health aid is more effective in a context of good governance. We find that health aid is more effective at reducing physicians' emigration rates when the levels of corruption and inflation are low.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES) in its series Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) with number 2009039.
Date of creation: 03 Dec 2009
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International Migration; Physicians Emigration Rates; Foreign Aid; Foreign health assistance;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid
- O15 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
- C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
- I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
- O11 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-02-05 (All new papers)
- NEP-HEA-2010-02-05 (Health Economics)
- NEP-MIG-2010-02-05 (Economics of Human Migration)
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- How to reduce the brain drain in the medical sector
by Economic Logician in Economic Logic on 2010-02-18 15:18:00
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