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.
|Title of host publication||Economics of immigration|
|Subtitle of host publication||immigration and the Australian economy|
|Editors||P. N. Raja Junankar|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|
Bibliographical noteReprinted 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.