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Is there a ‘pig cycle' in the labour supply of doctors? How training and immigration policies respond to physician shortages

Abstract:

Shortage of physicians is a big challenge in many OECD countries. Policy makers try to tackle this issue by increasing the number of students entering medical school and by recruiting internationally. This paper investigates which strategies OECD governments adopt and when these policies are effective in addressing the medical shortages. Due to the length of time medical training requires, the impact of the expansion of medical school capacity should take longer to be effective than the recru...

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Publisher:
International Migration Institute
Series:
IMI Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2017-01-01
Paper number:
132
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Pubs id:
1156434
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pubs:1156434
Deposit date:
2021-02-10

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