What is Brain Drain in Economics? - Definition, Causes, Effects & Examples


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Why is brain drain considered a problem?

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1. Which of these is the best reason that highly skilled workers are referred to as 'human capital?'

2. Which of the following encompasses the causes of brain drain?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are numerous causes of brain drain. You can test your knowledge on these causes and the impact of brain drain by using this combination quiz and worksheet. The quiz will ask you to determine if the notion that there is nothing that can be done to reduce brain drain is true or false and to identify the reason that highly skilled workers are called human capital.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test you on the following:

  • The reason brain drain is considered a problem
  • Causes of brain drain
  • Example of a push factor affecting brain drain

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to practice following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the causes and impact of brain drain on economies
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information regarding whether or not countries can do anything to reduce brain drain and why
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding causes of brain drain
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer the question, why is brain drain a problem?

Additional Learning

Learn more about brain drain by reading the lesson, What is Brain Drain in Economics? - Definition, Causes, Effects & Examples. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Define brain drain in two different ways
  • Study its benefits
  • Review examples of it in three countries
  • Examine possible solutions