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Author(s): Cerdeira, Luísa
Machado-Taylor, Maria de Lurdes
Cabrito, Belmiro
Patrocínio, Tomás
Gomes, Rui
Lopes, João Teixeira
Vaz, Henrique
Peixoto, Paulo
Magalhães, Dulce
Silva, Sílvia
Ganga, Rafaela
Title: Brain drain and the disenchantment of being a higher education student in Portugal
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: The efforts made by most countries to accelerate economic development have included a significant investment in education. It has been argued that investment in education, particularly higher education, was itself a potential factor in economic development. Education has become a relatively easy means of improving access to the labour market. However, in Portugal, the recent trend has been reversed, and the country now faces a growing number of university graduates in several fields of education and training that do not have a job based on their formal qualifications. Despite the differences of unemployment by area of education and training, unemployment of the young skilled has been a problem in recent years. Therefore, following this unemployment trend, there has been growing the exodus of highly skilled professionals from the Portuguese economy, leaving it with a reduced supply of skilled people. This article discusses the employability of graduates from several academic areas and discusses the educational and economic policies that generate a real brain drain.
Subject: Ciências da educação, Ciências da educação
Educational sciences, Educational sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências sociais::Ciências da educação
Social sciences::Educational sciences
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FLUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
FPCEUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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