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Modelling the economic impact of international movements in the health labour force


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  • Bruce Hollingsworth

    (Centre for Health Economics, Monash University)

  • Chandra Shah

    (Centre for the Economics of Education and Training, Monash University)

  • Michael Long

    (Centre for the Economics of Education and Training, Monash University)

  • Jeff Richardson

    (Centre for Health Economics, Monash University)


Many developed countries are net recipients of skilled health professionals from developing countries. Potentially these movements provide major economic benefits to developed countries. The distribution of any benefits and any associated health and social costs, however, need investigation that is more systematic and thorough than has been documented thus far, especially the consequences to net donor countries. This paper proposes a model that can be adopted to examine systematically the impact of the international movement of health workers upon the health of populations (and health related institutions) affected by these movements.

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Paper provided by Monash University, Centre for Health Economics in its series Centre for Health Economics Working Papers with number 152/05.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2005
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Handle: RePEc:mhe:chewps:2005-152

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