Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
“Brain drain” has long bothered policymakers in poor countries says The Economist. But recent migration studies and a touch of classical economics suggest the better phrase is “brain gain."
A country that sends its most skilled workers abroad has three key advantages:
Jeton Qallaku, a Bronx resident, sends about three percent of his $60,000 salary back to his parents and sister in Kosovo each year. Qallaku's family mostly uses these remittance payments to keep up with their water, sewage, and electricity bills.
The financial crisis is crimping construction in the Middle East and other places that had been experiencing a building boom, Der Spiegel reports.
What is the best way to measure economic development? Most economists still focus on gross domestic product (GDP) or gross national income (GNI) per capita.
Can migrant workers help to improve an economy? An article in the Economist says they can.
While the immigration debate in the United States is largely focused on the U.S.-Mexico border, an article from National Geographic looks a bit farther to the south.
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