Do Immigrants Rob Jobs? A Case Study Of Australia
This paper constructs a dynamic theoretical model and calibrates the model with the Australian data. The simulations provide new findings which demonstrate that skilled immigrants are not ‘job robbers’ but unskilled immigrants have the potential to become such. The result that immigrants are not job robbers is due to there having been a much larger number of skilled immigrants than the unskilled immigrants in Australia during the past twelve years, 1990-2002. The immigration policy adopted by the Australian government, which targets skilled immigrants, leads the economy to the direction of growth.
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