Do migrants get Good Jobs? New migrant settlement in Australia

P. N.Raja Junankar, Stéphane Mahuteau

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The paper uses two cohorts of the longitudinal survey of immigrants to Australia data to study how changes in social security legislation in 1997 affected the quality of jobs held by new migrants. We use bivariate probit models to estimate the probabilities of holding a 'good job' in terms of the usual human capital and demographic variables (including visa category). Our results suggest that the policy change had a positive impact on the probability to fi nd a job, but a negative impact to hold a good job.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEconomics of immigration
Subtitle of host publicationimmigration and the Australian economy
EditorsP. N. Raja Junankar
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781137555250
ISBN (Print)9781349717163
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Bibliographical note

Reprinted from “Do Migrants Get Good Jobs? New Migrant Settlement in Australia”
by P. N. (Raja) Junankar and Stéphane Mahuteau in The Economic Record, 81 (255),
August 2005, S34–S46.


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