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Gender bias and the female brain drain

Aniruddha Mitra and James Bang

Middlebury College Working Paper Series from Middlebury College, Department of Economics

Abstract: This paper contributes to the emerging literature on gender differences in the causes and consequences of brain drain. Differentiating between gender bias in the access to economic opportunities and gender differentials in economic outcomes, we find that differences in access have a significant impact on the emigration of highly-skilled women relative to that of men. However, differentials in outcomes do not have a significant impact. Additionally, the structure of political institutions in the source countries does not have a significant impact on the difference in emigration rates.

Keywords: immigration; gender; brain drain (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 14 pages
Date: 2010-05
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hrm, nep-lab, nep-mig, nep-pol and nep-spo
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