The Brain Gain (skilled emigrants) and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) Countries by Edward Kadozi (PhD), Ggombe Kasim Munyegera (PhD), Ignance H. Kabano (PhD)

The development impact of international migration continues to attract development policy
and scholarly attention. This paper examines the development impact of skilled migration for
38 Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries between 1980 and 2019. Skilled emigration ratios
are measured as the ratio of the total, low-skilled, medium-skilled and high-skilled emigrants
from a particular SSA country to a destination OECD country. The Ordinary Least Squares
(OLS) method is used as a baseline model supplemented by fixed effects (FE) and
Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) as robustness checks.

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