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Seasonal labour mobility in the Pacific: Past impacts, future prospects

The Pacific islands have weak economic growth and limited structural change compared to the rest of developing Asia. Remoteness and low economic density are two causes. To mitigate these constraints, bilateral arrangements with Australia and New Zealand let Pacific workers seasonally migrate to access higher-paying, more dynamic labor markets. 

Authors: John Gibson, Rochelle Bailey

Publication: Asian Development Review

Date: March 2021