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Skilled migration policy and the labour market performance of immigrants

dc.contributor.authorMassimiliano Tani
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-18T19:03:17Z
dc.date.available2017-10-18T19:03:17Z
dc.date.issued2017-09-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/7473
dc.description.abstractThis working paper examines whether migration policy, in addition to managing a country’s population size, is a suitable tool to influence immigrants’ labour market outcomes. It exploits a migration policy change that occurred in Australia in the late 1990s and data collected by the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Australia. The statistical techniques employed in the empirical analysis consistently reveal that the policy change has no detectable impact on the employment rate, wages, over-education, occupational downgrading, and self-reported use of skills for male immigrants, who account for about 75 per cent of the sample, while they have a modest short-term positive impact on female immigrants. These results support the view that migration policy is an ineffective policy tool to influence migrants’ labour market outcomes. However, the economic relevance of making an effective use of migrants’ skills provides scope for close coordination between immigration and employment policy to ensure that efforts in attracting foreign talent are not dissipated by labour market frictions and other inefficiencies.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherLowy Institute For International Policy
dc.titleSkilled migration policy and the labour market performance of immigrants
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertPublic Administration
dc.subject.expertInstitutional Framework
dc.subject.expertCorporate Restructuring
dc.subject.expertNeeds assessment
dc.subject.expertProject impact
dc.subject.expertResources evaluation
dc.subject.adbResults-Based Monitoring And Evaluation
dc.subject.adbPublic Policy Evaluation
dc.subject.adbProject Evaluation & Review Technique
dc.subject.adbOperations Evaluation
dc.subject.adbGovernance
dc.subject.adbCorporate Governance Reform
dc.subject.naturalGrievance procedures
dc.subject.naturalRisk assessment
dc.subject.naturalDecentralization in government
dc.subject.naturalCivil government
dc.subject.naturalPolitical development
dc.subject.naturalSubnational governments
dc.subject.naturalLaw
dc.subject.naturalCivil rights
dc.subject.naturalLegislation
dc.subject.naturalMunicipal government
dc.subject.naturalCumulative effects assessment
dc.subject.naturalHuman rights and globalization
dc.subject.naturalGovernment
dc.subject.naturalPolitical development
dc.title.seriesMigration and Border Policy Project working Paper
dc.title.volumeNo. 4
dc.contributor.imprintLowy Institute For International Policy
oar.themeEvaluation
oar.themeGovernance
oar.themeLabor Migration
oar.adminregionAsia and the Pacific Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryMaldives
oar.countryNepal
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryCambodia
oar.countryIndonesia
oar.countryLao People's Democratic
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.countryMyanmar
oar.countryPhilippines
oar.countrySingapore
oar.countryThailand
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.countryCook Islands
oar.countryFiji Islands
oar.countryKiribati
oar.countryMarshall Islands
oar.countryFederated States of Micronesia
oar.countryNauru
oar.countryPalau
oar.countryPapua New Guinea
oar.countrySamoa
oar.countrySolomon Islands
oar.countryTimor-Leste
oar.countryTonga
oar.countryTuvalu
oar.countryVanuatu
oar.countryAfghanistan
oar.countryArmenia
oar.countryAzerbaijan
oar.countryGeorgia
oar.countryKazakhstan
oar.countryKyrgyz Republic
oar.countryPakistan
oar.countryTajikistan
oar.countryTurkmenistan
oar.countryUzbekistan
oar.countryPeople's Republic of China
oar.countryHong Kong
oar.countryChina
oar.countryRepublic of Korea
oar.countryMongolia
oar.countryTaipei,China
oar.identifierOAR-007083
oar.authorTani, Massimiliano
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