China's Brain Drain to the United States: Views of Overseas Students and Scholars in the 1990s

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Zweig, David, and Chen Changgui

China Research Monograph 47
1995. 133 pp.
ISBN 1-55729-049-0
$13.50

Contents

Acknowledgements – vii

Summary of the Study – 1

Introduction – 9

1. Explaining the Brain Drain – 10

2. The Shifting Policy on Overseas Study and Its Effects on the Brain Drain – 19

3. Characteristics and Profiles of the Sample – 24

4. Background Characteristics and People’s Views about Returning – 34

5. Why People Do Not Return – 45

6. Evaluating the Brain Drain: The Scale of Loss and Problems of Return – 65

7. Bringing Them Home: Policy or Development? – 74

Conclusion – 85

Appendix A: Methodological Issues in Choosing Our Sample – 88

Appendix B: Our Applications of Multivariate Logistic Regression Analysis – 96

Appendix C: Structuring and Analyzing Our Dependent Variable – 98

Appendix D: President Bush’s Executive Order, April 11, 1990 – 100

Appendix E: Our Interview Protocol – 102

Tables and Figures – 117


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