Comparative labor market performance of visaed and non-visaed migrants: Pacific islanders in Sydney
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.
Volume (Year): 11 (1998)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
|Note:||Received: 13 August 1997 / Accepted: 5 March 1998|
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