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More Indians find 'superior' career options at home than in US

Uncle Sam's land may not be as attractive a destination as widely believed, as a survey shows that many Indian immigrants found professional and career prospects far better in their home country than in the US.

india Updated: Mar 02, 2009 22:31 IST

Uncle Sam's land may not be as attractive a destination as widely believed, as a survey shows that many Indian immigrants found professional and career prospects far better in their home country than in the US.

Besides, in several cases, better career avenues back home influenced their decision to return.

The study conducted by Harvard professor Vivek Wadhwa surveyed highly-skilled immigrants, who had worked or received their education in the US and later returned to their home countries.

"Respondents strongly indicated that they felt that professional and career opportunities at home were superior to those in the US. Eighty four per cent of Chinese and 68.7 per cent of Indian respondents stated that better professional opportunities were strong factors in their decision to return home," the study titled 'America's loss is the world's gain: America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Part IV' said.

The survey, which covered 1,203 Indian and Chinese immigrants, revealed that better career opportunities was the reason for more than 63 per cent of the Indians to come back to India.