Immigration Policies and Their Impact: The Case of New Zealand and Australia

38 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2000

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Rainer Winkelmann

University of Zurich - Statistics and Empirical Economic Research; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Date Written: July 2000

Abstract

The paper provides an analysis of the recent immigration history of New Zealand and Australia. It starts with a description of the quantitative dimension of immigration: how many immigrants entered the two countries, and what was the contribution of external migration to population growth. Next, similarities and differences in the current immigration policies are studied. Finally, an attempt is made to evaluate policy outcomes using empirical evidence of immigrants arriving in the 1990s.

Keywords: Point system, skilled immigration, population growth

JEL Classification: J61, J68

Suggested Citation

Winkelmann, Rainer, Immigration Policies and Their Impact: The Case of New Zealand and Australia (July 2000). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=250112

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