Well educated, hard working immigrants are the US biggest innovators

February 26, 2016
According to a latest study, well educated, hardworking immigrants are the country’s biggest innovators. Over one third that makes around 35.5% of the US innovators that came through the STEM field were from abroad. 

Well educated, hard working immigrants are the US biggest innovators

The foreign immigrant innovators are emerging as the well educated than those who are born in the US  with around two thirds having doctorate degrees in the STEM fields.  Those born in the Asian and European countries were also five times more likely than the US citizens to have spurred the innovation.

The study was based on the survey on 923 individuals who had achieved important awards for the innovation or applied for the universal patents.

In the report, women represented around 12% of innovators. The share of overseas born women innovators were 5% larger than the US born.

The big firms are hailed as the most key contributors with around  60% of the innovations in the private sector originates from the companies with more than 500 employees.

The report also made two recommendations that allowing women for obtaining the STEM degrees and expanding the immigration pipeline making way for the highly trained STEM individuals to perform good in the US. These also include the overseas STEM graduates who are staying legitimately in the US.

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