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Submitted by Jennifer (not verified) on

I am interested to know what research the author refers to with the claim that sending 20 percent of talent abroad leads to "economic and educational growth at home" - and how widespread this growth might be. From my experience, while remittances may benefit individuals' family members (often leading to increasing levels of income disparity), they can hardly be seen as an engine for macroeconomic growth. And too often, individuals who move abroad for school with the intention of returning home to work and start businesses get used to their new life and don't actually move back.

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