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2 The Wage Differential between Migrant and Native Workers in Australia: Decomposition Approach

Authors: Sabrina Tabassum


Using Census Data for Housing and Population of Australia 2001, 2006, 2011, and 2016, this paper shows the existence of wage differences between natives and immigrants in Australia. Addressing the heterogeneous nature of immigrants, this study group the immigrants in three broad categories- migrants from English speaking countries and migrants from India and China. Migrants from English speaking countries and India earn more than the natives per week, whereas migrants from China earn far less than the natives per week. Oaxaca decomposition suggests that major part of this differential is unexplained. Using the occupational segregation concept and Brown decomposition, this study indicates that migrants from India and China would have been earned more than the natives if they had the same occupation distribution as natives due to their individual characteristics. Within occupation, wage differences are more prominent than inter-occupation wage differences for immigrants from China and India.

Keywords: Migration, Labour, Australia, wage

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1 Analyzing Regional Structural Changes and Wage Outcomes in Malaysia

Authors: Siti Aiysyah Tumin


Policymakers are increasingly aware of the different realities faced by workers and households in different regions in Malaysia, as evident by the multiple mentions of “regional disparity” in the country’s most recent policy document, Shared Prosperity Vision 2030. This paper looks at the nature of structural economic changes—the transition from agriculture, to manufacturing, to different types of services—in different states in Malaysia and links it to an important labor market outcome for workers, which is their salaries and wages, in the last decade. This paper will use panel data methods to identify conditional association between the sectoral structure of a state’s economy and workers' remuneration between 2010 and 2018. Findings from this paper will highlight how structural changes at the regional level matter if policymakers were to improve workers’ wages and address regional income disparity.

Keywords: Employment, Labor Market, Structural Change, wage

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