The influence of Australian immigration policy on labour market in Australia
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Instytut Sobieskiego [The Sobieski Institute]
Publication date: 2020-05-19
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Marcin Wrona   

Instytut Sobieskiego, ul. Lipowa 1a/20, 00-316 Warszawa; adres elektroniczny autora: marcin.
Problemy Polityki Społecznej 2018;43:107-123
There are many stereotypes about immigration influence on labour market. Many countries, because of the fear of negative effects of newcomers arrival, decided to introduce legal obstacles which were to limit their inflow. There are social groups which welcome new immigrants enthusiastically. Undoubtedly, these are employers who think that immigration will affect the fall of production costs and the cut of wages. However, a lot of governments are trying to limit immigration. All the relations are best seen on the example of one of the ‘largest’ immigration economies of the world, that is, Australian economy. Very low unemployment and inflation rates, high Gross Domestic Product combined with big hospitality of Australians, breathtaking views and a lot of free areas make Australia one of the most popular destination countries among immigrants. Australian immigration policy reduces negative results of economic crises and helps in reaching higher level of economic development than countries which are not destination countries of immigrants, thanks to correlation with labour market needs. The author will present analyses concerning australian labour market extended with the latest scientific findings conducted by author and Australian migration researchers: Melissa Bond, Noel Gatson, Neville Norman, Thorsten Stromback, Peter J. Lloyd, Lynne S. Williams, Bruce Chapman and Deborah Cobb-Clark.
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