The Impact of Skilled Migration on the Sending Country: Evidence from African Medical Brain Drain
This 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”.
Volume (Year): 98 (2008)
Issue (Month): 6 (November-December)
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