While “brain drain” or human capital flight, is not a solely Israeli problem, new figures published Tuesday by the Central Bureau of Statistics show cause for concern.
Israel’s retention rate is all the more amazing considering the fact that Israel produces more scientists, engineers and hi-tech workers per capita than most other Western countries.
Into the Fray: It would be intriguing to see how ‘sumud’ stands up to chance of better life and compensation worth two centuries of current GDP per capita.
The population is succeeding at school and at work, but their numbers are barely growing.
Those remaining in Israel are increasingly ethno-nationalists such as religious Zionists, Russians, traditional-minded Sephardim and Ethiopians.