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The brain drain is a myth in the Philippines, but shortages of health professionals abound in rural areas. Image courtesy of Buck Pago. Although a drive to employ more state health workers prompted a 30% increase in the number of doctors hired and a 21.5% rise in nurses in 2012, according to the Department of Health, numbers are ...


MANILA, Philippines - As some Filipinos continue to seek greener pastures abroad, it may seem as if the decades-long "brain drain" shows no signs of stopping. But there's still hope for the Philippines in reversing "brain drain".


Brain Drain in the Philippines 1. Purgill 1Jennifer PurgillTSEA, Period 61 December 2010Brain Drain in the Philippines Draining of the Philippines Brain Drain is when the skilled workers and professionals of one country migrate toanother place in search of a better life or simply for higher wages.


to explore aspects of brain drain and brain waste, which this study aimed to undertake. Though the database has limitations, data on the education and desired occupation of applicants with the GPB provided useful starting points to look into the issues of brain drain and brain waste among aspiring youth migrants.


Is the Philippines Experiencing Brain Drain? ... Scope and Limitations of the Study The study will only focus on proving the existence of brain drain in the Philippines by using descriptive statistics. It will not conduct regression analysis that investigates the extensiveness of brain drain in the country.


The list of countries suffering from brain drain runs long, the causes are deep-seated and the implications are inadvertently detrimental to the nation’s economies. Of special concern in this paper is the case of Philippines whose education sector has had adverse effects due to the increased rate of brain drain amongst teachers.


The article presents a case study on the issue of brain drain in the Philippines. It states that brain drain has been a growing trend in the country because of several factors such as poverty, poor salary, limited professional opportunities, as well as poor government management, in terms of addressing the needs of the intellectuals.


At times, "brain drain" is used as a justification for income tax cuts. During the 1990s, some alleged a "brain drain" from Canada to the United States, especially in the software, aerospace, health care and entertainment industries, due to the perception of higher wages and lower income taxes in the US.


Reducing Brain Drain May Not Be the Best Answer. If brain drain is not always bad, then limiting the movement of highly skilled people may not be necessary. Indeed, except for extreme cases, measures that restrict mobility are not the most effective responses to the causes or consequences of brain drain.


evolved in the last decade and what is the place of the brain drain in this wider context. The next section paints a broad pattern of temporary labour migration. The third section zeroes in on the supply of highly skilled workers in the Philippines with particular