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dc.contributor.authorKifle, T.
dc.contributor.authorKler, Parvinder
dc.contributor.authorFleming, Christopher M.
dc.contributor.editorRohde, Nicholas
dc.contributor.editorNaranpanawa, Athula
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-16T07:41:57Z
dc.date.available2020-01-16T07:41:57Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1837-7750
dc.identifier.otherRePEc:gri:epaper:economics:201805
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/390504
dc.description.abstractThis paper utilises the occupational attainment approach to investigate immigrant labour market assimilation, complementing other assimilation approaches such as employability, earnings, skills-match and job satisfaction. While immigrants from English speaking backgrounds attain occupations similar to that of the native-born, this is not true for those from non-English speaking backgrounds. Worryingly for the latter, no 'catch-up' over time is evident - even when disaggregated to reflect different cultures and backgrounds. Nor is there much evidence that younger arrivals can 'catch-up', despite being immersed in local mores and institutions while undertaking schooling in Australia. Newer cohorts of immigrants (those who arrived between 2000 and 2013) are also more prone to suffering an occupational penalty. We recommend policymakers subsidise bridging courses to aid recognition of overseas-obtained qualifications and encourage immigrants to obtain local qualifications that can complement their overseas-obtained work experience. This will increase their 'Australian-ready' skill-set and occupational attainment in their new host country.
dc.format.extent19 pages
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGriffith University
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane, Australia
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto19
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1402
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.subject.keywordsJ24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
dc.subject.keywordsF22 - International Migration
dc.subject.keywordsJ15 - Economics of Minorities, Races, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
dc.subject.keywordsC23 - Single Equation Models; Single Variables: Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
dc.subject.keywordsJ62 - Job, Occupational, and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
dc.subject.keywordsOccupational attainment
dc.subject.keywordsimmigration
dc.subject.keywordspanel data
dc.title2018-05: Australian immigrants' labour market success: Does occupation matter? (Working paper)
dc.typeReport
dc.type.descriptionU2 - Reviews/Reports
gro.facultyGriffith Business School
gro.description.notepublicEconomics and Business Statistics
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright © 2010 by author(s). No part of this paper may be reproduced in any form, or stored in a retrieval system, without prior permission of the author(s).
gro.date.issued2018
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gro.griffith.authorFleming, Christopher


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