push factor

push factor

A term of art referring the factors (e.g., low wages; unstable work environment; undersupply of critical tools, gloves, instruments and medication; weak public health systems) 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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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).
* Individuality: The set of contextual variables effective in a concrete case is highly individualized as are the states of these variables which actually bundle up into a push factor to drive an individual to travel.
The economy of North Korea is of interest to Congress because it provides the financial and industrial resources for the Kim Jong-il regime to develop its military and to remain in power, constitutes an important "push factor" for potential refugees seeking to flee the country, creates pressures for the country to trade in arms or engage in illicit economic activity, is a rationale for humanitarian assistance, and creates instability that affects South Korea and China in particular.
Hart, of the IOM's Tripoli office, said that the agreement may have been a "push factor which people smugglers exploited telling would-be migrants: "it is now or never".
A push factor is forceful, and relates to the country from which a person migrates.
'Interest is not the push factor for commercial banks to release loans, but the major issue is related to risk,' the Bangkok Post has quoted Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva as saying after a meeting with the central bank's executives on Monday.
A "push factor" is something that makes a person migrate from one country to another.
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.
Service only serves in the long-term as a push factor that can drive customers away.
The flow of foreign investment into the GCC from the Euro zone depends on the pull and push factors. Macroeconomic stability, investment opportunities, rate of return and comparative advantages pull funds while growth ratios, capital surplus within the EU, their balance of payment situations and such, create a push factor.
Another push factor mentioned was the reinstatement of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) into the Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc.