Abstract

This paper investigates whether high skilled migrants of Surinamese origin would be willing to return to the home country if they were offered a remigration benefits package. We surveyed 209 highly educated individuals of Surinamese origin who live in the Netherlands. A quarter of them is willing to return to Suriname if they were offered a house, land property, and easy access to credit. Eliminating political interference in profession would even attract the majority. The willingness to accept the offer diminishes over time. The offer mostly attracts engineers to return to Suriname. Offering funds for research and innovation attracts health professionals as well. We also explore some other proposals and discuss the policy implications.

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Keywords migration policy, return migration, brain drain, brain gain, high skilled, tertiary education.
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/78151
Series Econometric Institute Research Papers
Citation
Dulam, T.W, & Franses, Ph.H.B.F. (2015). How to gain brain for Suriname (No. EI 2015-10). Econometric Institute Research Papers. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/78151