Human capital flight  

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"After the fall of Antwerp in 1585, tens of thousands of inhabitants of Antwerp fled to the North and started the Dutch Golden Age. In recent times, there was a brain drain from Nazi Germany to the United States."--Sholem Stein


"Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, who immigrated to the United States to escape Nazi persecution, is an example of human capital flight as a result of political change."--Sholem Stein

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Human capital flight refers to the emigration or immigration of individuals who have received advanced training at home. The net benefits of human capital flight for the receiving country are sometimes referred to as a "brain gain" whereas the net costs for the sending country are sometimes referred to as a "brain drain".

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