Immigrant Overeducation : Evidence from Recent Arrivals to Australia

@inproceedings{Building2005ImmigrantO,
  title={Immigrant Overeducation : Evidence from Recent Arrivals to Australia},
  author={Colin Clark Building},
  year={2005}
}
  • Colin Clark Building
  • Published 2005
Australian immigration policy, in common with the US and Canada, has increased the emphasis on skill based selection criteria. A key premise of this policy is that skilled immigrants are more employable and can add to the productive capacity of the economy. However, this e¤ect will be diminished if immigrants are working in occupations that fail to utilise their skills. We examine the extent of overeducation for recently arrived immigrants to Australia. We …nd that they are more likely to be… CONTINUE READING

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