Economics of Immigration

Immigration and the Australian Economy

  • P. N. Raja Junankar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. P. N. Raja Junankar
      Pages 1-18
  3. Impact of Immigration on Recipient Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. P. N. Raja Junankar, David Pope, Glenn Withers
      Pages 21-34
    3. P. N. Junankar, David Pope
      Pages 35-104
    4. P. N. Junankar, David Pope, Cezary A. Kapuscinski, William A. Mudd
      Pages 105-159
    5. P. N. Junankar, D. Pope, C. Kapuscinski, G. Ma, W. Mudd
      Pages 160-247
  4. How do Migrants Fare in the Labour Market?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. P. N. Raja Junankar, Stéphane Mahuteau
      Pages 251-272
    3. Stéphane Mahuteau, P. N. Raja Junankar
      Pages 273-300
    4. P. N. Junankar, Satya Paul, Wahida Yasmeen
      Pages 301-334
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 335-344

About this book


Poverty, famines, wars, and ethnic conflicts lead to large movements of refugees. The papers in this book provide an analysis of the economics of immigration. Junankar discusses why people migrate, the likely destinations for migrants, and their employment in the destination countries. He studies the benefits to the migrant families in terms of higher wages and living standards, and also studies how immigrants fare in the Australian labour markets in terms of finding good jobs, and whether there is discrimination against them. Economics of Immigration analyses the macroeconomic impacts of immigration on the Australian economy and discusses why some groups favour immigration while other groups are against it.

Junankar argues immigration has been beneficial for employment and growth; not only adding to labour supply but also to labour demand, hence leading to favourable outcomes. This collection of essays shows how immigration has helped the economic development of Australia, while also highlighting that the historical reasons for immigration lie in the colonisation of many countries in Asia and Africa.


Immigration Australia migrants refugees unemployment wages incomes growth inflation housing benefits costs environment labour economics employment Inflation labor market poverty

Authors and affiliations

  • P. N. Raja Junankar
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Industrial Relations Research CentreUNSW AustraliaAustralia
  2. 2.Western Sydney UniversityAustralia
  3. 3.IZABonnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-71716-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-55525-0
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