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‘Brain Drain,’ Migration Fosters Exports In Africa, Could Bring Development, Study Says

The Atlantic: Why ‘Brain Drain’ Can Actually Benefit African Countries
“…Migration, then, is considered inversely proportional to success in African development. But a fascinating new paper from the World Bank turns this logic on its head. ‘Does Migration Foster Exports?­’ has a title with an unnecessary question mark. According to the authors, migration does indeed foster exports in Africa, and in numbers large enough that they should catch the attention of development and policy leaders worldwide. Their findings ‘suggest that one additional migrant creates about 2,100 dollars a year in additional exports for his country of origin’…” (Raviv, 2/11).

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