Weighing whether or not we should encourage doctors trained in Africa to stay there at Pacific Standard magazine.
Theme: People develop, not places.
Subject Article: "Study highlights scale of African doctors ‘brain drain.’"
Other Links: 1. "Tackling Brain Waste: Strategies to Improve the Recognition of Immigrants' Foreign Qualifications."
2. "Physician Emigration from Sub-Saharan Africa to the United States: Analysis of the 2011 AMA Physician Masterfile."
3. "What Do We Know About Skilled Migration and Development?"
4. "People Develop, Not Places."
5. "Eastern European migrants are net contributors – not costs – in the West."
6. "Want to Kill Innovation? Fight Brain Drain."
Postscript: The term "brain drain" aptly describes a dramatic shift in migration patterns from the least educated to the most educated. But it fails to capture the relationship between two places linked by migration.