“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.