Modelling immigration flows : an application of the bounds test to Fiji - Australia migration

Narayan, Paresh Kumar and Smyth, Russell 2005, Modelling immigration flows : an application of the bounds test to Fiji - Australia migration, Pacific economic bulletin, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 104-116.

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Title Modelling immigration flows : an application of the bounds test to Fiji - Australia migration
Author(s) Narayan, Paresh Kumar
Smyth, Russell
Journal name Pacific economic bulletin
Volume number 20
Issue number 2
Start page 104
End page 116
Publisher Asia Pacific Press
Place of publication Canberra, A.C.T.
Publication date 2005
ISSN 0817-8038
1834-9455
Summary This paper examines the long-run and short-run determinants of migration from Fiji to Australia between 1972 and 2001 using a human capital framework, which is extended to take account of political instability in Fiji. Our main findings are that in the long run the real wage differential and political instability in Fiji are the main determinants. In the short run, there is some evidence that the wage differential and transport costs are important factors, but this finding is not robust across all specifications. Lagged migration and political instability are the most important determinants in the short run.
Language eng
Field of Research 140211 Labour Economics
Socio Economic Objective 970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30024730

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
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