The authors delve into the transformative potential of brain capital, which encompasses the cognitive abilities and mental well-being of a society, within the context of migration. They examine how brain capital can be incorporated at every stage of the migration process, including the processing of migrants at entry points, their assimilation into society, and their integration into the economy. They also explore the incredible resilience demonstrated by migrants in response to traumatic events and underscore the need for individualized approaches to address each migrant’s needs.

Paper authors: Rym Ayadi, Harris A. Eyre, William Hynes, Elena Stotts-Lee, Luz Maria Garcini, Fadi Maalouf, Augustin Ibanez, Mohamed Salama, Rachel A. Meidl

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