Skilled Immigration and Wages in Australia

17 Pages Posted: 1 Sep 2008

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Dietrich Fausten

Monash University - Department of Economics

Abstract

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 techniques to control for the potential endogeneity of immigration. The results, using alternative estimation strategies, are consistent with the dominant findings from existing empirical work. There is no robust evidence that a relative increase in skilled immigrants exerts any discernible adverse consequences on the wage structure in Australia.

Suggested Citation

Fausten, Dietrich, Skilled Immigration and Wages in Australia. Economic Record, Vol. 84, Issue s1, pp. S66-S82, September 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1260460 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4932.2008.00485.x

Dietrich Fausten

Monash University - Department of Economics ( email )

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