A Global Labor Market: Factors Motivating the Sponsorship and Temporary Migration of Skilled Workers to Australia

Siew-Ean Khoo, Peter McDonald, Carmen Voigt-Graf, Graeme Hugo

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    Abstract

    The recruitment of skilled foreign workers is becoming increasingly important to many industrialized countries. This paper examines the factors motivating the sponsorship and temporary migration of skilled workers to Australia under the temporary business entry program, a new development in Australia's migration policy. The importance of labor demand in the destination country in stimulating skilled temporary migration is clearly demonstrated by the reasons given by employers in the study while the reasons indicated by skilled temporary migrants for coming to work in Australia show the importance of both economic and non-economic factors in motivating skilled labor migration.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)480-510
    JournalInternational Migration Review
    Volume41
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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