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03-01-2009, 11:32 PM
Here is Part-4 of the study titled - America's Loss is the World's Gain: America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs.
This study is scheduled to be released tomorrow. Here is the link.
03-02-2009, 11:32 AM
This is good stuff. Thanks for posting it. Not sure if many people have looked at this study because everyone is busy fighting in gulti v/s panju v/s guju v/s bihari v/s others w/s every other category we can think.
I suggest you delete this thread as no wants to look at this.
03-02-2009, 03:03 PM
Here is the abstract of the paper....
Immigrants have historically provided one of America's greatest competitive advantages. They have come to the United States largely to work and have played a major role in the country's recent growth. Between 1990 and 2007, the proportion of immigrants in the U.S. labor force increased from 9.3 percent to 15.7 percent. Approximately 45 percent of the growth of the work force over this period consisted of immigrants. Moreover, a large and growing proportion of immigrants come with high levels of education and skill. They have contributed disproportionately in the most dynamic part of the U.S. economy - the high-tech sector. Immigrants have co-founded firms such as Google, Intel, eBay, and Yahoo. And immigrant inventors contributed to more than a quarter of U.S. global patent applications.
Since even before the 2008 financial and economic crisis, some observers have noted that a substantial number of highly skilled immigrants have started returning to their home countries, including persons from low-income countries like India and China who have historically tended to stay permanently in the United States. These returnees contributed to the tech boom in those countries and arguably spurred the growth of outsourcing of back-office processes as well as of research and development.
Who are these returnees? What motivated their decision to leave the United States? How have they fared since returning?
This paper attempts to answer these questions through a survey of 1,203 Indian and Chinese immigrants who had worked or received their education in the United States and returned to their home country.
We find that, though restrictive immigration policies caused some returnees to depart the United States, the most significant factors in the decision to return home were career opportunities, family ties, and quality of life.
03-02-2009, 03:34 PM
Its pathetic that nobody is looking at this thread. IV should not be wasting its time and effort on people who are ungrateful and do not value it. They are more happy picking up fights with each other and spending time on threads that do not do any help
03-02-2009, 04:55 PM
I was interviewed by American Public Media's "Marketplace (http://marketplace.publicradio.org/)" regarding my experience with this issue. She introduced this research by Wadhwa asked me I was considering going back, but I am not considering that option. I did highlight the woes of legal immigrants, but while she empathized with our situation, she was more interested in stories of people who are planning to go back.
I think she said this story will be appearing on NPR Monday (today or next, I'm not sure). I don't think my story will be featured though (because of aforementioned reasons).
03-02-2009, 05:09 PM
ok, here is the story:
03-02-2009, 05:18 PM
Here is the abstract of the paper....
These returnees contributed to the tech boom in those countries and arguably spurred the growth of outsourcing of back-office processes as well as of research and development.
This hits right on the bulls eye. This actually truned disastrous in the long run and may very well continue to pull down the objectives of 21st century american competitiveness, unless they do something drastically different to attract and retain the talent.
Given the tax payer stimulus, which is only going to create 3 million blue collar workers and may be a state of the art infrastructure, which already is, will add fuel to fire and the bubble/boom will be visible only in different side of the earth. Its unfortunate, but highly possible as many trend analysts like Celente predicts.
03-02-2009, 07:55 PM
Thought this is a good study and makes some valid points. I am not sure how receptive the US legislators and audience are to articles like this. At this time, there is actually no doubt in my mind that more liberal immigration policies will help the domestic economy, by boosting everything from home and car purchases, to savings rates, entrepreneurship, raise the bar on hard work, and many more intangibles. However at this time much of this seems counter intuitive to joe public, and hence won't happen.
I really worry for this country over the next decade if they can't set this right in the next 12-18 months. We just might be witnessing a fall in US economic credibility. Absent improvement and continuation of current spending and borrowing policies, we will see a US Sovereign debt downgrade by S&P/Moodys/Fitch and then all hell could break lose. Hey if we see this as possible with GE, why not the US Gov't in 18mths. I still think it unlikely, but no longer can count it out.
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