A decade of Taiwanese migration in Australia: Comparisons with Mainland Chinese and Hong Kong settlers

Ip, D. F. (2001) A decade of Taiwanese migration in Australia: Comparisons with Mainland Chinese and Hong Kong settlers. Journal of Population Studies, 23: 113-145.

Author Ip, D. F.
Title A decade of Taiwanese migration in Australia: Comparisons with Mainland Chinese and Hong Kong settlers
Journal name Journal of Population Studies
ISSN 1018-3841
Publication date 2001-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
Issue 23
Start page 113
End page 145
Total pages 33
Place of publication Taipei
Publisher Population Studies Centre, National Taiwan University
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
370104 Urban Sociology and Community Studies
750306 Ethnicity and multiculturalism
1699 Other Studies in Human Society
Abstract The arrival of Taiwanese migrants to Australia represents the second major wave of Chinese immigration to this nation. Many who entered Australia did so as business migrants. They were typically well educated, affluent professionals, managers, &/or entrepreneurs who were looking for new business opportunities as well as a lifestyle characterized by open space, clean air, a good education for their children, & personal & political safety. Yet, the settlement experiences of many Taiwanese migrants, despite their affluence & (business) skills, have been typified by stress & hardship, particularly in making adjustments in social, business, & economic relationships. A review of statistical data compiled from census & government reports in Australia has revealed that after a decade Down Under, the Taiwanese settler group was still characterized by high unemployment, even when compared to other Chinese migrant groups from Hong Kong & Mainland China. It is suggested that the Taiwanese migrants' persistent high nonparticipation in Australia's labor force is indicative & poignant of their highly distinctive, albeit not exclusive in the broader Chinese migrant terms, experience of migration settlement. There seems to be an increasing number of Taiwanese settlers returning to resettle in Taiwan in recent years, because of perceived better employment & business opportunities or for family & personal reasons. Recent interviews with Taiwanese settlers have also suggested that the most recent arrivals, being more aware of the obstacles in achieving work or business satisfaction during settlement, seem less likely to commit themselves to lifelong settlement in Australia. 16 Tables, 1 Figure, 37 References. Adapted from the source document.
Keyword demography and human biology
demography (population studies)
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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