Journal article

Which skilled temporary migrants become permanent residents and why?

Siew-Ean Khoo, Graeme Hugo, Peter McDonald

INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION REVIEW | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

While most countries of destination of temporary migrants expect them to return home, it is likely that some temporary migration will become permanent if the migrants decide that they would like to remain longer or indefinitely for various reasons. This paper examines the factors associated with temporary migrants'decision to become or not become permanent residents and the reasons for their decision, using survey data on skilled temporary migrants in Australia. It also looks at whether temporary migration facilitates or substitutes for permanent migration and discusses the likely effectiveness of temporary migration programs that assume temporary migrants will return home. © 2008 by the Cen..

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