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Do Migrants Get Good Jobs? New Migrant Settlement in Australia

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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 find a job, but a negative impact to hold a good job.
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Keywords: C25; J61; J68

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia and IZA, Bonn, Germany 2: Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Publication date: August 1, 2005

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