10 percent of Israeli Ph.D.s live abroad

Some 10 percent of Israelis holding doctorates are living abroad, according to an Israeli government report.

They have been living abroad for at least three years for work or study, according to a report released last week by the Central Bureau of Statistics.

Some 18,025 Israelis, or 5 percent, who received an advanced degree between 1985 and 2005 have lived outside Israel for more than three years, the report found. The rate of return among those with doctorates in 2010 was 4 percent. — jta