The representation of mobility regime in research on professional migration in Australia

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Dr. Chi Hong Nguyen


This article presents some critiques of government commissioned studies on skilled migration in Australia and proposes methodological approaches that attend to skilled migrants’ entwinement with the world. According, skilled migration is not theorized as an end point of arrival, but migrants’ decisions to migrate are transformed into relocation and aspirations for the future under the effects of their engagement with others in a wide range of social milieus. Skilled migrants arguably develop and maintain transnational ties for social integration in Australia and remaining their roots with those who stay behind in the home societies.

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