International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Evaluating the Scale of the Second Wave of Taiwan High School Graduates Brain Drain Initiative
Ying-Lung Liu, Jih-Shine Chou

Taiwan first wave brain drain of college graduates occurred during from 1962 to 1967, their had 51,218 individuals went abroad to United State from Taiwan . Under long-term economic stagnation and China 31 incentive dual effects , the second wave brain drain of high school graduates in Taiwan initiative after 2018 spring. This study aims to evaluate the scale of Taiwan high school graduates’ perspectives of brain drain . With the push and pull theory to validate graduates’ aspiration of brain drain , and using exploratory factors analysis to construct factors structure , this scale could effectively provide self-assessment for those high school graduates who are interested in studying abroad. We also create a Brain Drain Ratio (BDR) to validate the extent of graduates’ brain drain . By open-ended survey data showed that China has become the second priority of brain drain destination for Taiwanese high school graduates from 2018 .

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