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Fact of Fable? The Consequences of Migration for Educational Achievement and Labor Market Participation

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Title: Fact of Fable? The Consequences of Migration for Educational Achievement and Labor Market Participation
Authors: Macpherson, Cluny
Bedford, Richard
Spoonley, Paul
Keywords: education
employment
migrants
New Zealand
occupational mobility
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LC Subject Headings: Oceania -- Periodicals.
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Center for Pacific Islands Studies
Citation: Macpherson, C., R. Bedford, and P. Spoonley. 2000. Fact of Fable? The Consequences of Migration for Educational Achievement and Labor Market Participation. The Contemporary Pacific 12 (1): 57-82.
Abstract: Throughout the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, people moved from the Pacific Islands to New Zealand in the expectation that their children would enjoy improved life chances, which they believed would follow from improved quality and availability of formal education in New Zealand. The greater educational opportunities would be translated into improved opportunities in the labor market in the form of higher incomes, higher levels of labor market participation, and upward occupational mobility. This paper explores the origins of these beliefs about education and uses statistical data to establish whether the migrants’ expectations were realized.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/13501
ISSN: 1043-898X
Appears in Collections:TCP [The Contemporary Pacific], 2000 - Volume 12, Number 1



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