France Worries About Brain Drain to U.S.

November 22, 2010

A new study by the Institut Montaigne, a French research organization, has alarmed educators about a growth in the immigration of French academics to the United States, The New York Times reported. Among the evidence cited: Between 1971 and 1980, academics represented 8 percent of the population leaving France, but between 1996 and 2006, they represented 27 percent. Further, of the 2,745 French citizens who earned a doctorate in the United States from 1985 to 2008, 70 percent stayed.

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