Research says we might be plugging the brain drain, but not for long

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Tue, 10 Aug 2021, 8:22AM
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Research says we might be plugging the brain drain, but not for long

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 10 Aug 2021, 8:22AM

New figures show we might be plugging the brain drain.

A report from the Helen Clark Foundation revealed the first net gain of New Zealanders in 20 years.

The pandemic saw fewer Kiwis leaving the country and more returning home.

Economic consultancy group Infometrics says the reversal is mostly based on people not wanting to leave.

Principal Economist Brad Olsen told Kate Hawkesby it may not last long.

“24 percent of people through MIQ who were surveyed said ‘look if Covid conditions get better across the world, I’m outta here again.”

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