ERIC Number: ED113786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
The Brain Drain and Development Planning. The Fundamentals of Educational Planning: Lecture-Discussion Series No. 29.
This paper consists of two major sections, an address on development planning in developing nations and a discussion of the issues raised in the address by the speaker and individuals from several developing nations. The address was given by Dr. Thorkil Kristensen, Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and a former professor of economics. In his address, Dr. Kristensen examines the process of economic development and discusses various steps developing nations can take to speed their development. He suggests that developing nations must attract both physical capital and knowledge to increase the productivity of their land and labor force. Knowledge is more desirable than physical capital, he argues, because it multiplies faster and because a knowledgeable labor force tends to attract physical capital. Therefore, developing nations should strive to import as much knowledge as possible from more developed countries and should take steps to prevent a "brain drain" caused by migration of their own knowledgeable people to richer, more developed countries. (JG)
Descriptors: Brain Drain, Capital, Developing Nations, Economic Climate, Economic Development, Educational Economics, Human Capital, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Migration Patterns, Planning
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.