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Return Intentions of University-educated Turkish Expatriates

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  • Nil Demet Güngör
  • Aysit Tansel

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    (Department of Economics, METU)

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The aim of this article is to provide new evidence on the characteristics of Turkish professionals residing overseas and the factors that are important in their decision to return home or work abroad. With this aim, we present the results of a survey conducted in 2002, which deals with the return intentions of university-educated Turkish professionals residing abroad. The article thus presents information that will be useful to policymakers in Turkey and other developing countries with similar experiences. The findings indicate that many of the university-educated expatriates are those who stayed abroad to work after completing their studies, rather than professionals with work experience in Turkey.

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Paper provided by ERC - Economic Research Center, Middle East Technical University in its series ERC Working Papers with number 0502.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: May 2005
Date of revision: May 2005
Handle: RePEc:met:wpaper:0502

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Keywords: Skilled migration; brain drain; return intentions; higher education; Turkey;

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  1. Miriam Henseler & Joachim Plesch, 2009. "How Can Scholarship Institutions Foster the Return of Foreign Students?," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Department of Statistics and Economics, vol. 229(4), pages 382-409, August.

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