Document Type

Report

Publication Date

1-14-2020

Publication Title

Economic Development & Workforce Fact Sheet No. 9

Publisher

The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West

First page number:

1

Last page number:

8

Abstract

This Fact Sheet highlights the effects of major shifts in geographic mobility patterns of highly-educated citizens in the Mountain West (Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado). The phenomenon, dubbed “brain drain” by experts, is characterized by the out-migration of a group of highly-educated people. “Brain gain” describes the opposite: when a location attracts highly-educated people. Several states are keeping and welcoming more highly-educated adults, while other states are rapidly losing talent. This migration pattern has important implications for social, political, and economic issues facing the country.

Keywords

Brain drain; Economic policy; Economy; Migration; Mountain West; Las Vegas; Education

Disciplines

Economic Policy | Economics | Growth and Development | Higher Education | Human Geography

File Format

pdf

File Size

689 KB

Language

English


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