It is clear that the best policy strategy for minimizing the detrimental effects of the brain drain will be different for different LDCs. In general, for most countries, the best practical strategy is likely to involve a combination of partial moves: increasing the wage flexibility in the market for educated labour (particularly in the public sector); reducing the extent of subsidy to post-secondary education; and trying to negotiate some sort of brain drain tax with industrialized countries. In a proper policy environment, permanent or temporary emigration of educated LDC nationals in response to financially attractive jobs abroad may in reality be beneficial. There are concluding comments by M.A.Khan. -after Author

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Journal Pakistan Development Review
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Blomqvist, Å. (1985). Unemployment of the educated and emigration of post-secondary graduates from the LDCs. Pakistan Development Review, 24(3-4), 643–656.