Determinants of migrant career success: a study of recent skilled migrants in Australia

Rajendran, Diana, Ng, Eddy S., and Ayub, Nailah (2020) Determinants of migrant career success: a study of recent skilled migrants in Australia. International Migration, 58 (2). pp. 30-51.

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Australia has been aggressively pursuing skilled migrants to sustain its population and foster economic growth. However, many skilled migrants experience a downward career move upon migration to Australia. Based on a survey of recent skilled migrants, this study investigates how individual (age, years of settlement, qualifications), national/societal (citizenship and settlement), and organization‐level (climate of inclusion) factors influence their career success. Overall, we found that: (1) age at migration matters more than length of settlement in predicting skilled migrant career success; (2) citizenship uptake and living in a neighbourhood with a greater number of families from the same country of origin facilitate post‐migration career success; and (3) perceptions of one's social/informal networks in the workplace – a dimension of perceived organizational climate of inclusion – also have a positive impact on migrant career outcomes.

Item ID: 58544
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1468-2435
Copyright Information: © 2019 The Authors.
Funders: Social Science Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Dalhousie University
Projects and Grants: SSHRC grant no. 435-2016-1227
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2019 02:26
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3505 Human resources and industrial relations > 350599 Human resources and industrial relations not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910499 Management and Productivity not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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