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MigrationMotu researchers are involved in a range of projects examining migration in a New Zealand context.

Our migration research includes two projects, the Pacific Island-New Zealand Migration Survey and the Impact of Immigration on New Zealanders, with funding from the Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund and additional funding from the Department of Labour. We have also published research on immigrant outcomes in New Zealand.

Pacific Island-New Zealand Migrant Survey

Pacific MigrationThe Pacific Island-New Zealand Migrant Survey (PINZMS) is a comprehensive cross-country household survey designed to measure multiple aspects of the migration process. The unique feature of PINZMS is that it enables comparisons of immigrants who enter New Zealand through a random ballot with unsuccessful participants in the same ballots who remain in their home countries in the Pacific Islands. The overall objective of the research is to increase our understanding of the possible benefits and challenges that migration provides in New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, and more widely.

A complete list of publications from this project is available at the project homepage, hosted by the University of Waikato.

The Impact of Immigration on New Zealanders

 The Impact of Immigration on New ZealandersThis programme explores the impact of immigration on the labour market opportunities of New Zealanders using microeconometric techniques.

Immigrant Outcomes

Immigrant OutcomesOur immigrant outcomes research looks at settlement patterns for immigrants in New Zealand.