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By Philippe Legrain 4 COMMENTS

Indians account for 38% of doctors in the US, 36% of scientists at Nasa, and 34% of employees at Microsoft, 28% at IBM and 17% at Intel, Prospect reports, quoting The Times of India, 11/3/8.

Posted 31 Mar 2008 in Blog, Immigration, India, United States
  1. Stan Ogden says:

    Of course another way to view those same statistics would be to characterise them as America’s contribution to helping solve India’s overpopulation problem by providing these individuals with opportunities for gainful employment that were not available at home.
    All very beneficial for the Indians of course, but what do Americans get out of it, besides more competition in the domestic job market?

  2. Lurker says:

    And yet curiously when NASA was at the peak of its power, prestige and technological prowess there were, to all intents and purposes, no Indians employed at all.

  3. Lurker says:

    And yet curiously when NASA was at the peak of its power, prestige and technological prowess there were, to all intents and purposes, no Indians employed at all.

  4. otto says:

    “38% of doctors in the US”
    Sounds v. high to me. Maybe the sort of thing to check before posting?

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