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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Home affairs spokesman Chris Huhne said: "If we are going to be effective in reducing the pull factor of employers employing illegal immigrants then it's not good enough just to have a little blitz with a few prosecutions in one year."
"Not only do these jobs provide a pull factor for illegal migrants, but they can lead to abuses of the immigrants themselves, and see genuine businesses being undercut."
From the above graph, it is obvious that the pull factor to migrate with the family head is the strongest (37.54%) in case of Faisalabad followed by matrimonial reasons (20.66%).
"There's a lot of food and nesting places for them in Cardiff, and that creates a pull factor," he said.
The opportunity to work under effective national labor laws in other countries with multiple, organized professional nursing associations is viewed as an innovative pull factor.
For example, being under-appreciated by their supervisors can be a push factor that will generate a necessity-driven orientation to entrepreneurship for men, but not for women; on the other hand, 'being able to manage a work-life balance' through entrepreneurship could be a pull factor that is interpreted as an opportunity-driven orientation among women, but not among men.
Hebrew's focus on how people become refugeesthe push factor of being unable to remain rather than the pull factor of seeking safe harbormay hint at Israeli willingness to tolerate foreigners, whether they are called plitim, mistanenim, or ovdim zarim (foreign workers).
An additional pull factor that attracts C&T brands to this region is the substantial expansion in the development of shopping malls, with almost 30% of all retail space being occupied by beauty products retailers.
Hypothesis 1: Sales tax differentials will affect border-county pull factors. In particular, when a county shares a border with a state where the retail sales tax rate is lower, the pull factor for the border county will be lower, all else equal.
A pull factor is something concerning the country to which a person migrates.
One way of measuring the competitiveness of the retail sector of a community is by utilizing what are known as "retail sales pull factors." A retail sales pull factor measures the relative strength of a community's retail sector.
For example, the push factor of low salaries in the country of origin is mirrored in the pull factor of higher salaries in the destination country.