Female Brain Drain in Poland and Germany: New Perspectives for Research

78 Pages Posted: 5 Jul 2017

See all articles by Karolina Beaumont

Karolina Beaumont

CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research

Matthias Kullas

CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research

Matthias Dauner

University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics

Izabela Styczyńska

CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research

Paul Lirette

CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research

Date Written: March 30, 2017

Abstract

This report provides an analysis of the issues related to female brain drain between Poland and Germany in the years 1989-2015: female and male migration patterns during specific time periods, the challenges of female migration, the emigration of highly-skilled individuals in Poland and Germany, as well as the issues regarding brain drain from a gender perspective.

Global female migration is a topic frequently studied in academic literature; however, the topic of female brain drain is one that has long been ignored by academic research. This gap in research on female brain drain is closely related to a significant lack of relevant quantitative data, and, consequently, has led to gaps in policymaking. The aim of this report is to gather all available information on female brain drain and its impact on labour markets, gender equality, female migration, and human capital, while noting the gaps in data and policymaking. A further objective of this report is to highlight the issues that are important for policymaking, as well as to propose adequate policy recommendations. The report aims to provide a current and comprehensive analysis of female brain drain in Poland and in Germany – two neighbouring countries, with complex histories of population migration – as well as an analysis of the economic and societal consequences of this phenomenon for both countries.

Keywords: brain drain, brain gain, brain circulation, labour migration, intra-EU migration, Poland, Germany, gender equality, women’s migration, highly-educated migrants

JEL Classification: J11, J16, J24, F22, O15, R23

Suggested Citation

Beaumont, Karolina and Kullas, Matthias and Dauner, Matthias and Styczyńska, Izabela and Lirette, Paul, Female Brain Drain in Poland and Germany: New Perspectives for Research (March 30, 2017). CASE Research Paper No. 486 (2017), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2996506 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2996506

Karolina Beaumont (Contact Author)

CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research ( email )

Al. Jana Pawła II 61/212
Warsaw, 01-031
Poland

Matthias Kullas

CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research

Al. Jana Pawła II 61/212
Warsaw, 01-031
Poland

Matthias Dauner

University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics ( email )

Johnsallee 35
Hamburg, 20148
Germany

Izabela Styczyńska

CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research ( email )

Al. Jana Pawła II 61/212
Warsaw, 01-031
Poland

Paul Lirette

CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research

Al. Jana Pawła II 61/212
Warsaw, 01-031
Poland

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