Do migrants rob jobs? New evidence from Australia

Gary Gang Tian, Jordan Shan

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This study contributes to the recent debate on immigration and unemployment in Australia by investigating the causal linkage between immigration and unemployment. The question of whether 'immigrants rob jobs' is examined by identifying the sources of unemployment through causal linkages between unemployment and other key variables such as immigration. The research finds no Granger causality between immigration and unemployment, but does run from industrial structural change to the high unemployment rate in Australia. This research also finds that both GDF growth and immigration inflow reinforce each other in the course of economic development in Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-142
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian Economic History Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1999


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