International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Brain Drain: A Psychosocial Perspective
Khawer Bilal Baig, PhD; Urooj Sadiq, PhD

Since the advent of globalization and internationalization, there is a massive global immigration of skilled and semi-skilled personals from underdeveloped or developing countries to developed countries. Reasons could be financial benefits, professional growth, politico-social or psychosocial environment factors; brain drain is a consequence. The present article is an effort to discuss psychosocial factors causing brain drain in our country. For this authors selected few of the case studies (who were actually clients seeking psychotherapy for their psychological problems) and tried to identify causes which provoked them to settle permanently in foreign countries.

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