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Well this is not easy to answer because there is no single measure of brain drain. For example, many times brain drain is just measured as net immigration from a country (since it is reasonable to assume, and also supported by evidence, that its the smarter and more entrepreneurial people who leave). If you want to measure it by just immigration you could ...


You are most likely looking for labor or wage share defined as the ratio of labor costs to nominal GDP. It basically expresses how much share of nominal GDP gets captured by labor. You can find the data for the labor share in the US here, under that bit of text (for some reason I could not find direct link to pure dataset). The data are from the US bureau ...

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