Experienced Britons reside and work overseas, studies have shown.
One in 10 Very Skilled Britons live overseas, according to a new study, as emigrants enjoy higher pay and much better health.
The research by University College London also shows countless migrants with low levels of numeracy have 1 in 10
come to the United Kingdom, although incomers are overall much more likely to possess a degree compared to native Britons.
An estimated 4.7 million British people live overseas, mainly to Australia, the USA and Canada, the study stated.
In a report, released today, lead researcher Dr John Jerrim of the UCL Institute of Education claimed "around one in 10 Skilled British people today lives overseas".
Emigrants were earning a lot more money and reported much better health than so-called UK "stayers", but were working for much longer hours.
Britons working in North America and Australia got 4,000 Usd monthly compared with roughly the same as 3,200 dollars in the UK, however they worked on average Fifty-five hours compared with 44 for stayers.
And 86% working in North America claimed highly good or excellent health, when compared with about 61% of stayers.
"Little was previously known about the work, earnings or standard of living of UK emigrants when compared to people who remain in this country," Dr Jerrim claimed.
"Overall, although there are some vital differences in regards to career routes and earnings, these are perhaps not as apparent as one might expect. It seems that, although many people move looking for a far better lifestyle abroad, this might not always be accomplished."
The study of UK emigrants, immigrants and "stayers" hinted at 684,000 highly-numerate Brits left the country between 1964 and 2011, to be replaced by an almost equivalent number of migrants with high numeracy skills.
Nevertheless about 2.4 million folks with weak number skills had came into the country, accounting for one in four working-age UK innumerate adults.
"Although immigration from south Asia has increased many highly numerate individuals to our labour force, immigration from the same place and Africa has introduced six times more individuals with poor numeracy skills to the United Kingdom compared to those with good numeracy skills," Dr Jerrim stated.
"Immigrants make up 1 in 4 of the 9.6 million working age adults living in Great Britain with poor numeracy skills. Immigration has thus had its biggest impact on the lower end of the numeracy skill distribution; it has triggered a substantial rise in the supply of low-skilled employees."
Dr Jerrim examined data on Twenty four nations collected by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The analysis focused on 7,628 UK 'stayers', 843 immigrants into the United kingdom and 1,324 emigrants, aged 16-65.
The conclusions also showed about 37% of migrants held a bachelor's degree or higher, compared with 21% of stayers.
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