Islam, Asadul and Fausten, Dietrich (2008): Skilled Immigration and Wages in Australia.
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This paper investigates the impact of the relative growth of skilled migration on the structure of Australian wages. Unlike conventional approaches, the present study uses macro data to examine the response of wages to immigration flows. We use instrumental variable (IV) techniques to deal with the potential endogeneity of immigration. Results from alternative estimation strategies support the many prevailing empirical findings. There is no robust evidence that a relative increase in skilled immigrants exerts discernible adverse consequences on the wage structure in Australia.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Skilled Immigration and Wages in Australia|
|Keywords:||Immigration, wage, endogeneity, instrumental variable|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers > J61 - Geographic Labor Mobility ; Immigrant Workers|
|Depositing User:||Asadul Islam|
|Date Deposited:||15. Feb 2008 00:10|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 20:01|