Migration | VOL. 10, ISSUE 58, January-February 2010 |

The India Migration Report 2009

Past, Present and the Future Outlook

Traditionally the cost of ‘brain drain’ has been the financial loss of investment in education and the skill loss to the country when highly educated Indian workers migrated and settled abroad. Conversely, the primary benefits are seen to be the monetary remittances, the transfer of technology, and the return migration of those Indians further educated and experienced abroad. Consequently, the wheels of perception in India have moved from ‘brain drain’ of the 1960-70s to ‘brain bank’ of the 1980-90s, and...

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