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Situation of Brain Drain in Pakistan, with a focus on the Healthcare Sector

Sameen Zafar
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Sameen Zafar: Suleman Dawood School of Business, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

No 2023:102, PIDE Knowledge Brief from Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Abstract: In this brief, we draw attention to Pakistan with the purpose of diversifying research on brain drain of individuals who migrate from the country primarily in search of a better quality of life and institutions, particularly focusing on the healthcare sector. Brain drain in Pakistan has become a perpetually rising phenomenon with more and more highly skilled workers leaving the country, yet there is relatively less research on this group. Pakistan offers a unique insight into migration of skilled workers from developing states due to the recent economic turmoil, as well as the consequent effects on the country, the repercussions for those who remain behind, and policy instruments used to maximize benefits for all stakeholders. Brain drain in the country has led to a shortage of highly qualified medical professionals, and poor returns on investment by the government.

Keywords: Brain drain; Developing Country; Healthcare Sector; Migration; Pakistan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 8 pages
Date: 2023
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