Why Is Iran Experiencing Migration and Brain Drain to Canada?

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Mahdiyeh Entezarkheir

University of Western Ontario - Huron University College

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

Determining the driving factors of migration and brain drain helps Iranian policy makers to prevent migration and brain drain. This study considers two models of migration and brain drain from Iran to Canada. Variables include the number of educated and non-educated migrants, real Iranian National Income, the number of university students, the number of newspapers and periodicals, regime changes and war, and the Canadian unemployment rate from 1970 to 2000. The results of applying a Vector Autoregressive approach support the notion that lagged values of brain drain and migration are major driving factors of migration and brain drain from Iran to Canada.

Keywords: Immigration, Brain Darin, Iran

Suggested Citation

Entezarkheir, Mahdiyeh, Why Is Iran Experiencing Migration and Brain Drain to Canada? (2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2808151 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2808151

Mahdiyeh Entezarkheir (Contact Author)

University of Western Ontario - Huron University College ( email )

1349 Western Road
London, Ontario N6G1H3
Canada

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