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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Globalization, Political Economics, grade: 1,7, Maastricht University, course: Globalisation and Inequality, language: English, abstract: 2.9 per cent of the world population have been migrants in the year 2000. In numbers this means, that 175 million people have redistributed. As the World Migration Report points out “(...) the most significant changes in recent years have been an increased concentration of migrants in the developed world and in a small number of countries.” (International Organization of Migration, 2005, p. 379). Of special interest for the developed countries is the immigration of high skilled professionals, for example scientists and engineers. Countries like Germany are facing two problems. The fertility rate is low and therefore the population is shrinking. Moreover the demand to skilled professionals cannot be responded from the native population. At the same time well educated people from developing countries are leaving their homes to work as specialists in high-tech industries like biotechnology, nanotechnology or information technology (IT). In developing countries the emigration rate of skilled people in the year 2000 was much higher (7.3%), than the whole emigration rate (1.5%). Although the rate of skilled workers has decreased from 7.7% since 1990, some countries still face a huge loss of brains (Docquier; Marfouk, 2007, p. 198).
In the eighth DATA Set adventure, the kids get lost inside Dr. Bunsen! When Dr. Bunsen gets sick with a bad cough, he insists that he has no time to sleep! He swallowed a top-secret experiment to prove his scientific findings, but now he needs the kids’ help to kick out the cold! And luckily, Bunsen has created a high-tech shuttle that can shrink down and travel inside the human body. Join the kids as they suit up and dive down the Bunsen brain drain! With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the DATA Set chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.
Catholic social teaching's traditional opposition to 'brain drain' migration from developing to developed countries is due for a reassessment. Stepping Out of the Brain Drain provides exactly this, as it demonstrates that both the economic and the ethical rationales for the teaching's opposition to 'brain drain' have been undermined in recent years, and shows how the adoption of a less critical policy could provide enhanced opportunities for poor countries to accelerate their economic development.