Tuesday, October 23, 2012

“Brain Gain” educated professionals begin to stay home in poor nations

For many years the poor countries were unable to keep any educated residents from leaving for better opportunity. This "brain drain" further crippled the economies of the poor nations, as the educated would take their knowledge and earnings elsewhere. This trend is beginning to reverse and it will be great news for the fortunes of poor nations.

The "brain gain" trend is being helped by the recent global recession as the educated are finding economic opportunity dwindling in rich nations. As these people return home, their return has a ripple effect on the rest of their homeland.

The Christian Science Monitor has a great look at this new trend called "brain gain". A summary of their story is made on the video below. 

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