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rhe306 research summary 3 - Saxenian, AnnaLee "Brain...

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Saxenian, AnnaLee “Brain Circulation: How High-Skill Immigration Makes Everyone Better Off” www.Brookings.edu (Winter 2002) Rhe306 In her article, “Brain Circulation: How High-Skill Immigration Makes Everyone Better Off”, AnnaLee Saxenian argues why Americans need to stop seeing immigration as unconstructive to the economy. Furthermore, she discusses how the U.S. benefits from allowing high-skilled workers into the country. She writes, “We need to encourage the immigration of skilled workers—while simultaneously improving the education of workers here at home” (6). Many in the U.S. believe the immigration of scientists, engineers, and other professional workers are a “brain drain” or a big economic loss (1). Instead, Saxenian justifies that the U.S. has a “brain circulation” (1). Americans need to know that immigrants directly benefit the economy because they create new jobs and wealth. The U.S. also indirectly benefits from immigration because immigrants have knowledge of their home country. Because of the extensive knowledge
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2008 for the course RHE 306 taught by Professor Alyea during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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