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Does Labour Market Achievement Matter For The Wellbeing Of Australian Immigrants? Culture And Gender Differences

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This paper explores the Australian immigrants' job-life relationship by simultaneously estimating a bivariate ordered probit random effects panel model. The authors found that discrepancy between career goal and employment reality plays a central role. The study also explores the characteristics related to immigrants who are likely to have stronger job concerns. Non-western male immigrants are among them. They are more disadvantaged in the labor market and have lower life satisfaction compared to their Western counterparts, while these situations improve with duration in Australia.

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