The Costs of Brain Waste among Highly Skilled Immigrants in Ohio
Ohio was home to 117,000 highly skilled immigrants with at least a bachelor's degree during the 2009-13 period. Of this group, 21 percent—or 24,000 people—were either working in low-skilled jobs or unemployed. Low-skilled employment resulted in immigrant college graduates forgoing approximately $514.5 million in annual earnings, and as a result, Ohio experienced $53 million in unrealized state and local tax revenue. Black immigrants in Ohio had the highest skill underutilization rates of all racial and ethnic groups in the state.
Ruiz Soto, A. G., Batalova, J., & Fix, M. (2016). The Costs of Brain Waste among Highly Skilled Immigrants in Ohio. Migration Policy Institute, World Education Services, and New American Economy. Retrived from http://research.newamericaneconomy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/BrainWaste-Ohio-FactSheet-FINAL.pdf