Global mobility of the highly skilled
- 31 October 2013
Blog article by Christopher Parsons
The movement of highly skilled people is one of the most topical aspects of international migration. On the one hand, governments of more developed countries are implementing policies to attract the best and the brightest in an increasingly competitive market for skills, while on the other, many poorer countries, especially those already suffering from low levels of human capital, are deeply concerned about retaining their most skilled workers, whose absence would ultimately impinge upon their long-term economic growth and political development.