Brain Drain Is Economic Development

Brain Drain Is Economic Development

If one shifts focus from places to people, migration is economic development. In the United States, “Big cities Are Dominating the Recovery, Leaving the Rest of America Behind .” Moving to a big city increases the chances of finding a job. Moving to a big city increases the wage earned at the job. For the migrant, income goes up. What about the place left behind? Much ado about Cuban doctor brain drain to the United States : Cuba has been using its medical corps as the nation’s main source of revenue and soft power for many years. The country has one of the highest numbers of doctors per capita in the world and offers medical scholarships to hundreds of disadvantaged international students each year, and some have been from the United States. According to Cuban government figures, more than 440,000 of the island’s 11 million citizens are employed in the health sector. Hava...

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