Integration of Humanitarian Migrants into the Host Country Labour Market: Evidence from Australia

Delaporte, Isaure and Piracha, Matloob (2018) Integration of Humanitarian Migrants into the Host Country Labour Market: Evidence from Australia. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, . ISSN 1369-183X. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2018.1429901) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to identify the factors that influence the labour market integration of new humanitarian migrants in the host country. A number of employment outcomes are examined including access to employment, access to stable employment, the wage/earnings level and the education-occupation mismatch. By using a recently collected panel survey data in Australia, the study shows that pre-migration education, work experience, previous migration episodes, as well as English profciency, English training, study/job training undertaken in Australia and social capital form important determinants of the labour market integration of refugees in the host country. The paper highlights the differentiated impacts of these resources on the refugees’ outcomes at six months, one year and two years after arrival.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: refugees, labour market integration, Heckman selection, Australia
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Matloob Piracha
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2018 14:57 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2018 15:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/65797 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Piracha, Matloob: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0885-349X
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