How Valuable is “Two-Step Migration”? Labor Market Outcomes for International Student Migrants to Australia

  title={How Valuable is “Two-Step Migration”? Labor Market Outcomes for International Student Migrants to Australia},
  author={Lesleyanne Hawthorne},
  journal={Asian and Pacific Migration Journal},
  pages={36 - 5}
  • L. Hawthorne
  • Published 2010
  • Economics
  • Asian and Pacific Migration Journal
In the past decade, Australia has developed unprecedented reliance on skilled migrants, a process intensified by a period of sustained economic boom. By 2007, two-thirds were former international students recruited in Australia rather than offshore applicants, exemplifying a transition to what is termed “two-step migration.” How acceptable, however, are such onshore applicants to employers, in a context where Australia's 2006 skilled migration review found less favorable outcomes for former… Expand

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