The Relationship between Immigration to Australia and the Labour Market Outcomes of Australian‐Born Workers

22 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2017

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Robert V. Breunig

Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy

Nathan Deutscher

Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy

Hang Thi To

Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy

Date Written: June 2017

Abstract

We examine the relationship between immigration to Australia and the labour market outcomes of Australian‐born workers. We use immigrant supply changes in skill groups, defined by education and experience, to identify the impact of immigration on the labour market. We find that immigration flows into those skill groups that have the highest earnings and lowest unemployment. Once we control for the impact of experience and education on labour market outcomes, we find almost no evidence that immigration harms the labour market outcomes of those born in Australia.

Suggested Citation

Breunig, Robert V. and Deutscher, Nathan and To, Hang Thi, The Relationship between Immigration to Australia and the Labour Market Outcomes of Australian‐Born Workers (June 2017). Economic Record, Vol. 93, Issue 301, pp. 255-276, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2979671 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-4932.12328

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Nathan Deutscher

Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

Hang Thi To

Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building, #132, Lennox Crossing
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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