THE GEOGRAPHY OF BRAIN DRAIN MIGRATION IN THE HEALTH SECTOR: FROM ZIMBABWE TO THE UK
This thesis is about the immigration of Zimbabweans to the UK and their participation in the National Health Service (NHS). Given the global movements of nurses, this thesis seeks to document the migrant experience of Zimbabwean nurses and determine whether they represent a brain drain. Data for this study were collected in Zimbabwe and the UK during the summer of 2007 through semi-structured interviews, use a survey and analysis of secondary data. The thesis finds that, immigration of Zimbabweans to the UK and their participation in the NHS in the result of place specific attributes that highlighting the importance of geography. For Zimbabwe to stem the emigration of nurses and realize return migration of this human capital, the Zimbabwean government needs to create opportunity that is globally competitive. Essential factors to address are political, economic and social concerns of everyday life. Without addressing these concerns, the status quo will continue.
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:zimbabwe brain drain migration national health service
Date of Publication:07/16/2009