Human Capital and the Brain Drain Phenomenon
|Institution:||University of South Africa|
|Keywords:||Immigration, Emigration, Knowledge Workers, Canada, Sociology, U.S.A.|
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This research discusses the relationship between the migration of skilled professional and managerial workers from Canada to the United States, the so called “brain drain,” and seeks to determine if and how the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) may have affected bilateral flows of permanent and non-permanent immigrants between the two countries. Classical economic theory suggests that trade and factor movements are substitutes, so that freer trade between Canada and the United States could be expected to reduce incentives for bilateral migration.