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dc.contributor.authorStromback, Thorsten
dc.contributor.authorMahendran, Anusha
dc.contributor.editorLynne Chester
dc.contributor.editorMichael Johnson
dc.contributor.editorPeter Kriesler
dc.identifier.citationStromback, T. and Mahendran, A. 2008. An analysis of the impact of skilled migration on the current and future economic well-being of W.A., in Lynne Chester, Michael Johnson & Peter Kriesler (ed), 7th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, Dec 8 2008, pp. 286-300. University of New South Wales: Society of Heterodox Economists.

The presence of skill shortages has been the dominant rationale for the recruitment of trained foreign workers. Most Australian states have thus embraced the opportunities that the expansion and devolution of Australia's immigration program in recent times has given them. This paper examines the issue more closely by providing a conceptual overview of the economic case for the continuing need for skilled workers from abroad and discusses various related factors and considerations of relevance. Reference is also made to the current immigration policy and recent trends in skilled and business migration. This provides the context for a review of the contemporary economic impact that skilled migration has had in W.A and its likely future effects on the state. The anticipated future needs as indicated by the demand for skilled workers, the extent to which this demand is met by the resident workforce and the migration planning levels is also analysed.

dc.publisherSociety of Heterodox Economists
dc.subjectSkilled Migration in Australia
dc.subjectSkills Shortages
dc.titleAn analysis of the impact of skilled migration on the current and future economic well-being of W.A.
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleContemporary issues for heterodox economics
dcterms.source.seriesContemporary issues for heterodox economics
dcterms.source.conference7th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateDec 8 2008
dcterms.source.conferencelocationUniversity of New South Wales
dcterms.source.placeSydney, Australia
curtin.departmentSchool of Economics and Finance
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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