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Seasonal labor mobility in the pacific: Past impacts, future prospects

Gibson, John; Bailey, Rochelle-lee


The Pacific islands have weak economic growth and limited structural change compared to the rest of developing Asia. Remoteness and low economic density are two causes. To mitigate these constraints, bilateral arrangements with Australia and New Zealand let Pacific workers seasonally migrate to access higher-paying, more dynamic labor markets. Managed circular schemes are designed to benefit employers in labor-intensive sectors like horticulture, Pacific workers with limited employment...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Development Review: Studies of Asian and Pacific Economic Issues
DOI: 10.1162/adev_a_00156
Access Rights: Open Access


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