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Immigrant Wage Adjustment in Australia: Cross Section and Time-Series Estimates

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  • Beggs, John J
  • Chapman, Bruce J

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Cross-sectional estimates of the comparative wage performance of natives and immigrants can be distorted if there are changes in labor-market quality between immigrant cohorts. This question is investigated with a study of 1973 and 1981 cross sections of Australian migrants. The authors find that migrants from non-English-speaking countries entering Australia about 1965 perform significantly better between 1973 and 1981 than predicted from the 1973 cross section. Migrants from English-speaking countries time-series wage performance is consistent with the 1973 cross-section prediction. The paper interprets the analytic importance of these results. Copyright 1988 by The Economic Society of Australia.

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  • Beggs, John J & Chapman, Bruce J, 1988. "Immigrant Wage Adjustment in Australia: Cross Section and Time-Series Estimates," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 64(186), pages 161-167, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ecorec:v:64:y:1988:i:186:p:161-67
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