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SKILLED MIGRATION DEVON THOMAS MAY 17 TH, 2011 WORLD HISTORY PERIOD 7.

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1 SKILLED MIGRATION DEVON THOMAS MAY 17 TH, 2011 WORLD HISTORY PERIOD 7

2  The migration of skilled people creates huge problems for countries and should be limited to reduce the negative effects on the remaining citizens. ARGUMENT

3  Skilled workers are migrating from less developed countries to find more opportunities in more developed countries.  Many problems ISSUE

4  Brain Drain A.K.A “capital flight” - Unstable govt., lacks opportunities, health risks, personal conflict. - Causing problems (development, education, health)  The Blue Card Policy – European citizens work in Europe for at least 2 years temporarily.  Brain gain vs. Brain drain. SUPPORTING IDEAS

5  Mid 1900s s amount of skilled African women that left South Africa increased from ¼ to ½.  1981 – 1991: Ethiopia lost 75% of all skilled workers.  Immigrants in the U.S raise the GDP by 37 billion dollars per year. FACTS

6 MAPS Population of countries. Darkest most populated, lightest least populated. Orange countries are the countries below average GDP per capita (overall economic output) while the blue countries are above average.

7 IMAGES The U.S is one country experiencing brain gain. Like most countries in Africa, Zambia is a very underdeveloped country and is experiencing many issues such as poverty and poor education systems.

8 1.What was the brain drain and what was is also known as? 2.What problems does the immigration of skilled workers create on the country? 3.What did the Blue Card Policy suggest? QUIZ QUESTIONS


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