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Title African brain circulation : beyond the drain-gain debate / edited by Rubin Patterson
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007


Description 1 online resource (vii, 186 pages) : illustrations
Series International studies in sociology and social anthropology, 0074-8684 ; v. 105
International studies in sociology and social anthropology ; v. 105.
Contents Pan-African brain circulation / Cynthia Lucas Hewitt -- Diaspora remittances and the financing of basic social services and infrastructure in francophone Africa south of the Sahara / Fondo Sikod and Gérard Tchouassi -- Globalization, migration, and the challenges of development in Africa / John Akokpari -- On the brain drain of Africans to America : some methodological observations / F. Nii-Amoo Dodoo, Baffour K. Takyi and Jesse R. Mann -- Cyberorganizing United States constituencies for Africa / Jill M. Humphries -- Biodiversity management : a current trace of the African diaspora / Paulo Moreno-Zapata -- Building the new African eco-industrial economy : circulating brains and recycling materials / Rubin Patterson -- Brain drain and its impact on Ethiopia's higher learning institutions : medical establishments and the military academies between 1970s and 2000 / Solomon A. Getahun
Summary States that an important dilemma concerns citizens who either depart from their homeland to enhance their life chances in a rich society - but possibly contribute to a brain drain for their homeland - or stay home - but possibly contribute to a brain waste since conditions at home do not allow to contribute commensurately with their capability
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Brain drain -- Africa
Professional employees.
Labor supply -- Africa
Occupational mobility.
Career Mobility
Brain drain.
Labor supply.
Occupational mobility.
Professional employees.
Migratie (demografie)
Brain drain.
Exode des cerveaux -- Afrique.
Intellectuels africains -- À l'étranger.
Mobilité professionnelle -- Afrique.
Afrique -- Émigration et immigration.
Form Electronic book
Author Patterson, Rubin.
ISBN 9789047420910