pull factor

pull factor

A term of art referring to the various factors (e.g., targeted recruiting from wealthy countries, better lifestyle, higher wages) that compel a doctor to leave a developing country in favour of a wealthier one, thereby exacerbating the shortages of trained health personnel in less developed countries.
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The impression abroad is that this is a wonderful country to get to, and this is an enormous pull factor.
The pull factor is obvious: ideological and identity proximity and a shared dream of the establishment of an Islamic regime.
But while trying to diminish the pull factor, EU leaders have to be realistic about the powerful push factor, driving people to seek a better life.
But the IOM's Doyle said: "There is no evidence we can see that there is a pull factor in having a life-saving mission.
It doesn't matter what the pull factor is because the push factor migrants face is greater.
The governor, CM KPK and Minister SAFRON emphasised the need for the work to materialise on the projects to create the pull factor for Afghan refugees in Afghanistan.
We expect that these solutions will bring in the additional pull factor.
There is also enough going on to keep the pull factor going -- "With the recent opening of The Beach complex in JBR, which offers a mix of fine dining and luxury retail, and expected opening of the Dubai Tram project, we could see continued investor activity in this location," said Mohammad Faheem, senior research analyst at CBRE Middle East.
TEMPTED "These countries have a big pull factor and women are increasingly tempted from Eastern Europe to come to Britain because the terms are better.
The ANOVA results suggest that females consistently placed significantly higher values on the push factor 'relaxation and knowledge' and the pull factor 'various activities for fun' than did males (Table 8).
Migration Watch UK chairman Sir Andrew Green said: "This study shows how Britain's generous bene-fits system acts as a pull factor for migrants from across Europe.
Thus, it is expected that neighboring economies in Central Asia and China will continue to grow providing a pull factor for the Kyrgyz economy, according to the baseline scenario.