People argue that skilled and intellectual workforce from underdeveloped nations should not be employed by developed nations because they are more important to poorer countries. However, I disagree with this view.
On the one hand, skilled and knowledgeable employees are of paramount importance to the economic and social well-being of any nations. It often appears that the migration of well-educated workforce does not cause economic problems, yet these issues will become more difficult to solve when highly skilled professionals, especially healthcare workers, leave their homelands. For example, Greece is currently feeling the negative result of brain drain as more and more healthcare workers are leaving for Germany in the wake of economic unrest. However, saying that poorer countries need the labour more is an exaggeration as brain waste appears more common among developing countries. The clearest example of this is that in Vietnam, thousands of university graduates end up with unemployment and some are moving to Japan in search of better career opportunities.
On the other hand, however, it is absurd to say that wealthy countries should not hire high-skill labour from impoverished countries because in reality, leaving for a richer country has proven to reap greater benefits. Firstly, well-educated people could potentially get better chances to well-paid job opportunities and remittances they send back home plays a significantly important role in shaking off poverty. As a result, there will be less child labour, greater child schooling, and a lower rate of unemployment, and thus paving the way for a robust economic growth. Secondly, forming a partnership between First World countries and Third World ones is a win-win situation as while developed nations could satisfy their demands for highly skilled workforce, developing nations could receive an important source of knowledge and technology through emigrants. This is particularly the case in programming software sector where new ideas or concepts can easily reach the country of origin via the Internet.
In conclusion, although I acknowledge that talented people are essential to some nations, I would argue that it is more beneficial if they work in more developed countries.
Affluent countries = developed countries = wealthy countries = first world countries = richer
Impoverished nations = less-developed = developing = underdeveloped
Talented people = high-skill labour = well-educated workforce = highly educated people = skilled and knowledgable employees = skilled and intellectual workforce
The homeland = country of origin = native countries
We reap greater benefits when: nhận được nhiều lợi ích khi
the economic and social well-being of a nation: sự thịnh vượng về kinh tế và xã hội của một quốc gia
in the wake of economic unrest: trong bối cảnh kinh tế bất ổn
shaking off poverty: xóa đói nghèo
less child labour, greater child schooling: ít lao động trẻ em, nhiều trẻ em được đi học hơn
The human capital: nguồn vốn con người