Human capital flight
Human capital flight, sometimes called brain drain, refers to the emigration of intelligent, well-educated individuals for better pay or conditions, causing their places of origin to lose skilled people, or ""brains."" Typically, such emigrating individuals have learned English and have moved to the United Kingdom, the United States or some other English-speaking country. A common example is Albert Einstein. Brain drain is common in developing nations, particularly in former African colonies of the United Kingdom, the island nations of the Caribbean, and in centralized economies such as the former East Germany and the Soviet Union. China and India have recently topped the list of those nations experiencing an exodus of skills and intelligence through human capital flight.Brain drain has also been used to refer to situations in which individuals fail to complete given tasks as a result of extreme stress or burnout.