Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Educational Attainment, Brain Drain & Self-employment

From the Office of Advocacy, Small Business Administration

States looking to grow their economies must ensure that sufficient human capital exists to raise productivity, output, and incomes throughout the state.
Some of these gains will stem from the creation of new enterprises, which previous research links to higher living standards. Each state experiences ebbs and flows of people moving in or out, but some states experience “brain drain”
more than others. This paper explores the mobility of labor from one state to another, using data from the Baccalaureate and Beyond longitudinal survey and examining student outcomes as wage and salary and self-employed workers 10 years after graduation.

A full copy of this report is available here, and the research summary can be found here.

Should you need further information, please feel free to contact Chad Moutray at
(202) 205-6533 or advocacy@sba.gov.

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