Understanding Immigrants’ Diverse Employment Trajectories: The Role of Immigration Policy and Gender

ONLINE EVENT

Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to the seminar.

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social-equity@unimelb.edu.au

Guest Speaker: Dr Rennie Lee

Presented with the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness

How does immigration policy shape immigrants’ employment trajectories? How does this differ for immigrant men and women?

Focusing on empirical results from the United States and Australia, Dr Rennie Lee will show the enduring effects of immigration policy, specifically visa categories, on immigrants’ labour market participation and employment behaviour and how these effects differ for immigrant men and women.

Her findings have important implications for immigration policymaking and shows that selecting immigrants on their skill may not produce the same employment outcomes for men and women.

Rennie Lee is an Assistant Professor in Global and Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University. Her research has focused on the integration of immigrants and their children in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Previously, she was a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Melbourne and a postdoctoral fellow at UC Irvine's Center for Research on International Migration.

This event will take place on Friday 16 October from 1pm – 2pm AEDT.