Trends in International Migration 2003

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This report analyses recent trends in migration movements and policies in all OECD member countries and in selected non-member countries and it includes a detailed description of the flows, the different channels of immigration and the diversity of nationalities involved.

The reader will also find in this publication a special chapter on the regional dimension of migration flows; a case study which analyses the international mobility of health professionals from and to South Africa and the associated risk of brain drain; detailed country notes on recent trends in migration flows and policies; and a statistical annex containing the latest data on foreign and foreign-born populations, foreign workers, migration flows and naturalisations.

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The International Mobility of Health Professionals

An Evaluation and Analysis Based on the Case of South Africa

The international mobility of highly skilled workers increased substantially in the 1990s. Most visible in professions connected with new information and communication technologies, it also became increasingly common among health professionals. In South Africa, in particular, where the migration balance has steadily deteriorated over the last fifteen years, the international mobility of health professionals has become an important issue. The factors that determine the international mobility of health professionals broadly ...

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