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Brain Drain - Brain Gain, Evidence from the European Union

Mihaela GRECU
Emilia TITAN


migration, brain drain, brain gain, European Union


The migration is one of the most important and complex socio-economic phenomena. The mobility between the EU countries gains more and more attention in the specialty literature. The migration process has strong economic implications – people are attracted by the better living and working conditions from the destination countries. Besides the economic, social and political implications this phenomenon presents ethical and moral implications too. The direction of the migration for the high skilled persons, and not only, is from the developing countries to the developed countries. The migration process can imply a loss and a gain at the same time. The countries of origin will suffer a loss (the highly skilled/ educated people), while the receiving countries will gain without making any investment.