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Exchange Rate Fluctuations and Immigrants' Labour Market Outcomes: New Evidence from Australian Household Panel Data

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  • Ha Trong Nguyen

    () (Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, Curtin University)

  • Alan Duncan

    () (Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, Curtin University)

Abstract

We present new and robust evidence that, unlike immigrants in the US, those in Australia as a whole do not reduce their yearly labour market utcomes when the local currency appreciates. While female immigrants don’t adjust their actual labour activities, they do desire to work more when the Australian dollar appreciates. By contrast, male immigrants reduce their weekly work intensity by participating less in full-time employment in response to an Australian dollar appreciation. We also present significant and heterogeneous impacts of exchange rates by gender and socio-economic backgrounds of immigrants and labour market outcomes.

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  • Ha Trong Nguyen & Alan Duncan, 2015. "Exchange Rate Fluctuations and Immigrants' Labour Market Outcomes: New Evidence from Australian Household Panel Data," Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Working Paper series WP1503, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC), Curtin Business School.
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    1. Ha Trong Nguyen & Alan Duncan, 2015. "Macroeconomic Fluctuations in Home Countries and Immigrants’ Wellbeing: New Evidence from Down Under," Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Working Paper series WP1502, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC), Curtin Business School.

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    Exchange rate; Labour supply; Immigrants; Australia;

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    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers

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