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Do Selection Criteria Make a Difference? Visa Category and the Labour Force Status of Australian Immigrants

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  • Deborah Cobb-Clark

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This paper assesses the role of selection criteria in the immigrant settlement process by analysing the labour force status of immigrants entering Australia under different immigration programs. In particular, do immigrants selected on the basis of labour market skills rather than family relationships have higher participation and employment rates immediately after migration? To what extent does this represent a head start as opposed to long-term labour market advantage? Information fron the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Australia (LSIA) are used address these questions.

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  • Deborah Cobb-Clark, 1999. "Do Selection Criteria Make a Difference? Visa Category and the Labour Force Status of Australian Immigrants," CEPR Discussion Papers 397, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research School of Economics, Australian National University.
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    1. Alan G. Green & David A. Green, 1995. "Canadian Immigration Policy: The Effectiveness of the Point System and Other Instruments," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 28(4b), pages 1006-1041, November.
    2. Cobb-Clark, Deborah A, 1993. "Immigrant Selectivity and Wages: The Evidence for Women," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, pages 986-993.
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    1. Daniel Parent & Christopher Worswick, 2004. "Immigrant Labour Market Performance and Skilled Immigrant Selection: The International Experience," CIRANO Project Reports 2004rp-07, CIRANO.

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    Keywords

    IMMIGRATION ; LABOUR MARKET ; AUSTRALIA;

    JEL classification:

    • J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers

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