Australia's Seasonal Worker Program: Potential Contribution to Host Communities [article]

Rochelle Bailey, Roannie Ng Shiu, University, The Australian National
The Australian Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) and New Zealand's Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme are government policies that aim to encourage economic development in the Pacific through various forms of remittances (financial, material and social) that workers take home. Evidence from New Zealand and Canada shows that migrants involved in seasonal worker schemes not only provide a reliable source of labour which boosts productivity; their incomes also encourage economic growth in host communities.
doi:10.25911/5f1fffc85ea9b fatcat:y6dcfo6ul5aqrj7au5e46lay5a