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An economic analysis of employment conditions of non-English speaking migrant women in Australia

Haque, Rowshan Ara (2005) An economic analysis of employment conditions of non-English speaking migrant women in Australia. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

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Abstract

This thesis provides an empirical investigation of the employment status of Non-English-Speaking Background (NESB) and Australia-born women. The analysis adds to the work of Australian authors who have found that NESB women are underrepresented in occupations that have relatively high pay and congenial working conditions, and are over-represented amongst the unemployed. This study develops a definition of primary sector employment from the occupation categories in the 1996 Census, and uses the ANU2 occupational prestige scale and earnings data from the Census.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women immigrants, Employment, Australia, migrant women
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2010 23:16
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:44
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15603
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