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Do selection criteria make a difference? Visa category and the labour force status of Australian immigrants

Cobb Clark, Deborah A


This paper assesses the role of selection criteria in the immigrant settlement process by analysing the labour force status of immigrants entering Australia under different immigration programs. In particular, do immigrants selected on the basis of labour market skills rather than family relationships have higher participation and employment rates immediately after migration? To what extent does this represent a head start as opposed to a long-term labour market advantage? Information from...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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