- Vulnerable Temporary Migrant Workers: Canterbury Construction Industry
In 2013, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) commenced a programme of research on vulnerable temporary migrant workers. The first phase involved a review of New Zealand and international literature on the vulnerability of temporary migrant workers (Yuan, Cain and Spoonley, 2014) and an analysis of existing data sources.
The second phase focused on temporary migrants in the Canterbury construction sector and is the subject of this report. This report is based on semi-structured interviews with key informants from government agencies, businesses, and other organisations including non-government organisations and community advocates. It brings these interviews together with analysis of administrative data to better understand the nature and extent of migrant vulnerability in the construction industry in Canterbury and effective interventions to address the issues and reduce exploitative practices in the industry.
- Temporary Migrants as Vulnerable Workers: A literature review March 2014
This report reviews the available international and New Zealand research on temporary migrants’ vulnerability and exploitation in the workplace. In particular, the review highlights research gaps and whether there are effective interventions that mitigate the vulnerability of temporary migrants in the workplace. The report notes that while there is little evidence about the nature and extent of migrant worker vulnerability in New Zealand, the evidence available does point to specific areas for potential targeted interventions and research.
- Employers’ Role and Influence in Migration: A literature review
This report provides an overview of the literature and research on the employers’ role and influence in the employment of migrant workers (including refugees and asylum seekers, high and low-skilled workers, and permanent and temporary workers). It is intended to support discussions and forums between IGC (Intergovernmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum and Refugees) Participating States during 2012-2013, and to stimulate ongoing policy debate and research. The IGC is an informal, non-decision-making forum for intergovernmental information exchange and policy debate on issues of relevance to the management of international migratory flows.
- Who are New Zealand’s doctors? Gender, migration and changing living arrangements
Internationally there is a growing demand for health services. Skilled health workers, including doctors, have a high degree of international mobility and New Zealand stands out internationally in terms of the high flows of doctors in and out of the country.
Where Should I Live? The Locational Choices of Australians and New Zealanders
This paper exploits the existence of the trans-Tasman travel agreement and the availability of comparable census data in Australia and New Zealand to examine the extent to which individuals respond to different labour market conditions in the two countries (and their subregions), as well as measures of local amenities and cost of living when deciding where to live.