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High-Skill Migration as a Positive-Sum Relationship for Tradable Services: The Case of India and the United States

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dc.contributor.advisor Hart, David M.
dc.contributor.author Davis, Theodore
dc.creator Davis, Theodore en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-28T03:16:00Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-28T03:16:00Z
dc.date.issued 2013-08 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/8797
dc.description.abstract The concept of brain drain contends that the migration of highly-skilled individuals benefits receiving countries at the expense of sending countries. Though research supports this concept, several cases have been documented whereby a positive-sum relationship evolved for services that can be characterized as tradable. The research presented herein seeks to understand the extent of the relationship between the nature of a service (those classified as tradable or nontradable) and the positive-sum growth in human capital through a case study of high-skill migration scenarios. The study focuses on the migration relationship between India and the United States--one of the world's largest high-skill flows. Further, the study is conducted at the sectoral level, including the information technology, medical services, and post-secondary education (academic) sectors. To gain a rich understanding of the migration relationships, the field research is based on 50 personal interviews and 512 survey responses of high-skilled immigrants and subject matter experts across the United States in the three sectors.
dc.format.extent 271 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2013 Theodore Davis en_US
dc.subject Public policy en_US
dc.subject brain drain en_US
dc.subject circular migration en_US
dc.subject high-skill migration en_US
dc.subject immigration en_US
dc.subject India en_US
dc.subject transnational communities en_US
dc.title High-Skill Migration as a Positive-Sum Relationship for Tradable Services: The Case of India and the United States en_US
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Public Policy en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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