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Skilled Immigration and Wages in Australia

Asad Islam () and Dietrich Fausten ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

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 (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.

Keywords: Immigration; wage; endogeneity; instrumental variable (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J61 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2008-02-14
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