International migration and New Zealand labour markets

Int Migr. 1986 Jun;24(2):485-500. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2435.1986.tb00797.x.


"This paper seeks to assess the value of the overseas-born members of the labour force in ensuring a flexible labour supply in New Zealand since the beginning of the 1970s. Three main issues are considered: first, the role of the labour market in New Zealand's immigration policy; second, international migration trends and the labour market; and third, the evidence on migration and labour market segmentation in New Zealand." Data used are from official external migration statistics, quinquennial censuses, and recent research. The author notes that "in New Zealand immigration measures are currently being taken that emphasize that immigration continues to add to the flexibility of the labour market while uncontrolled emigration is a major cause of labour market instability." (SUMMARY IN FRE AND SPA)

MeSH terms

  • Demography
  • Developed Countries
  • Developing Countries
  • Economics
  • Emigration and Immigration*
  • Employment*
  • Health Workforce*
  • New Zealand
  • Pacific Islands
  • Population
  • Population Dynamics
  • Public Policy*