Journal article

Skilled Temporary Migration from Asia-Pacific Countries to Australia

Siew-Ean Khoo, Peter McDonald, Graeme Hugo

Asian and Pacific Migration Journal | SCALABRINI MIGRATION CTR | Published : 2009

Abstract

The Asia-Pacific region is a significant source of skilled temporary migration to Australia. The paper provides an overview of recent trends in skilled temporary migration from Asia-Pacific countries to Australia and compares the Asia-Pacific migrants with migrants from other regions to investigate whether the Asia-Pacific migrants are selective of particular demographic and human capital characteristics. Differences are observed between the two groups in some of these characteristics. There are also differences in their reasons for migration, employment situation and return migration/permanent residence intentions. Future trends and implications based on recent policy changes and likely dev..

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