For more than a quarter of a century there has been significant
international migration of skilled health workers, but in the last
decades, with critical changes in both sending and receiving
countries, few parts of the world are now unaffected by the
consequences of the migration of health workers, either as sources,
destinations or sometimes both. The book takes the understanding of
health worker migration substantially beyond the more scattered and
fragmented papers and anecdotes that largely existed before, into
the first consolidated analysis. In doing so it reveals its
exceptional significance for both sending and receiving countries
(in economic, social and political terms), provides the only
analysis of remittances of health workers, casts new light on
gender, globalisation, transnational linkages, the trade in
services (linked to GATS) and the overall relationship between
migration and development, and reviews practical responses and
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