High-skilled migration

Authored by: S. Irudaya Rajan

Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies

Print publication date:  October  2015
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138794313
eBook ISBN: 9781315759302
Adobe ISBN: 9781317638773

10.4324/9781315759302.ch8

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Abstract

Migration is a phenomenon as old as human civilisation itself and has undergone tremendous changes from time to time. Migration and development are also synonymous globally where remittances are the building blocks to prosperity for the countries of origin. With the global economic transformations, internal economic reforms and the socio-political changes across the globe, migration patterns tend to change sometimes for good and sometimes with hard setbacks. This chapter examines the trends in high-skilled migration globally. In addition, it will touch upon the issue of student migration and how developed countries are attracting bright students using the financial resources of the countries of origin. This is the movement of students as high-skilled migration where the host countries tactically offer incentives such as permanent or long-term residence/citizenship to attract these students.

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