is study examines and evaluates the dynamic causality relationship between immigration, unemployment, wages and GDP per capita in host countries with a focus on Australia. Previous research has indicated that the economic impact of immigration is significant; nonetheless, its effect on the labour market being positive or negative is inconclusive. This study uses a Vector Error Correction Model (VECM) to examine the dynamic short- and long-run nexus between these variables in Australia over the period 1980–2016. The paper provides clear evidence to policymakers on the positive spillover effect of immigration policies developed by the Australian government.
Mostafa E. AboElsoud, Anas AlQudah & Eman Elish (2020) Does a change in immigration affect the unemployment rate in host countries? Evidence from Australia, Journal of Applied Economics, 23:1, 21-43, DOI: 10.1080/15140326.2019.1684740