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The Earnings of Immigrant Men in Australia: Assimilation, Cohort Effects,and Macroeconomic Conditions

Citation

McDonald, JT and Worswick, C, The Earnings of Immigrant Men in Australia: Assimilation, Cohort Effects,and Macroeconomic Conditions, The Economic Record, 75, (228) pp. 49-62. ISSN 0013-0249 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1475-4932.1999.tb02433.x

Abstract

This paper analyzes the earnings of immigrant men in Australia using data from Income Distribution Surveys for 1982, 1986 and 1990. The paper expands on the standard approach used in the literature to evaluate immigrant earnings adjustment by considering the impact of current labour market conditions and conditions at labour market entry on current earnings. Immigrants from non-English speaking backgrounds have significantly lower earnings on arrival in Australia compared with native-born males, and this gap is not narrowed as years in Australia increase. However, poorer macroeconomic conditions at entry are found to have a significantly smaller negative effect on the earnings of immigrants from non-English speaking backgrounds than native-born males.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied Economics
Research Field:Labour Economics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Microeconomics not elsewhere classified
Author:McDonald, JT (Mr Ted McDonald)
ID Code:17472
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:31
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2000-05-04
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