Comparative labor market performance of visaed and non-visaed migrants: Pacific islanders in Sydney

Brown, Richard P. C. (1998) Comparative labor market performance of visaed and non-visaed migrants: Pacific islanders in Sydney. Journal of Population Economics, 11 3: 395-411. doi:10.1007/s001480050076


Author Brown, Richard P. C.
Title Comparative labor market performance of visaed and non-visaed migrants: Pacific islanders in Sydney
Journal name Journal of Population Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0933-1433
Publication date 1998-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s001480050076
Volume 11
Issue 3
Start page 395
End page 411
Total pages 17
Place of publication Berlin
Publisher Springer International
Language eng
Abstract Using survey data for Tongan and Samoan migrants in Sydney the effects of visa restrictions on labor market performance of migrants are assessed. Univariate analysis suggests a positive association between unemployment and the unrestricted entry of Samoan step-migrants from New Zealand. A probit model of the determinants of unemployment is estimated with controls for human capital and demographic variables. While human capital endowments are important, visa restrictions do not have a significant effect on either group's employability. Implications for policy are discussed highlighting the complementarities between host country immigration policies and foreign aid programs.
Keyword Demography
Economics
Step-migration
Visa Restrictions
Unemployment
Australia
Australia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Economics Publications
 
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