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The role of community connectedness in retaining skilled migrant women in Australia

Grant


Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • Australia relies on skilled migrant women to fill core skill shortages, yet there is little knowledge about how to successfully retain them in the country. We propose to (1) develop a model that includes community connectedness as a core component in explaining the loss of skilled migrant women; (2) assess the gains in community social capital that arise from the settlement of skilled migrant women; and (3) develop novel methodology to reduce cross-cultural response bias in surveys. Results will inform policy makers in developing support measures to increase retention rates of skilled migrant women and will lay the methodological foundation for research on multicultural populations which is free of cross-cultural response bias.

Date/time Interval


  • 2007

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP0776689

Local Award Id


  • 9474

Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • Australia relies on skilled migrant women to fill core skill shortages, yet there is little knowledge about how to successfully retain them in the country. We propose to (1) develop a model that includes community connectedness as a core component in explaining the loss of skilled migrant women; (2) assess the gains in community social capital that arise from the settlement of skilled migrant women; and (3) develop novel methodology to reduce cross-cultural response bias in surveys. Results will inform policy makers in developing support measures to increase retention rates of skilled migrant women and will lay the methodological foundation for research on multicultural populations which is free of cross-cultural response bias.

Date/time Interval


  • 2007

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP0776689

Local Award Id


  • 9474