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Elsy Thomas kizhakethalackal, Debasri Mukherjee and Eskander Alvi
''Count-data Analysis of physician Emigration from Developing Countries: A Note''
( 2015, Vol. 35 No.2 )
This paper examines possible determinants of physicians' emigration from a wide set of developing countries, using count data analysis. We find that standard-of-living, health-infrastructure, and workload in source countries play important roles in such medical brain drain. Also the emigration culture, governance and colonial history of the sending country affect such expatriation. Better health-infrastructure, work environment as well as strict anti-emigration policies can help reduce such important brain-drain for developing countries.
Keywords: Physician-emigration, medical brain drain, health-infrastructure, count data regression
F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business: General
Manuscript Received : Aug 01 2014 Manuscript Accepted : May 14 2015

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