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Nicole Watson

Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic
and Social Research
Level 5, Faculty of Business
and Economics Building
University of Melbourne VIC 3010

E-Mail: n.watson@unimelb.edu.au

NBER Working Papers and Publications

January 2016Australia Farewell: Predictors of Emigration in the 2000s
with Richard V. Burkhauser, Markus H. Hahn, Matthew Hall: w21918
The factors leading individuals to immigrate to developed nations are widely studied, but comparatively less is known about those who emigrate from them. In this paper, we use data from a nationally representative cohort of Australian adults to develop longitudinal measures of emigration and to assess how social ties and individual economic position predict emigration. Cox proportional hazards models indicate that the propensity to emigrate is particularly pronounced for those with relatively little social connectedness in Australia. Specifically, our results show that first-generation Australians, especially those with relatively short durations in the country, have substantially higher emigration rates than later-generation Australians. Similarly, having a partner with deeper generationa...

Published: Richard V. Burkhauser & Markus H. Hahn & Matthew Hall & Nicole Watson, 2016. "Australia Farewell: Predictors of Emigration in the 2000s," Population Research and Policy Review, vol 35(2), pages 197-215. citation courtesy of

 
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