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A Talk: The demographic diversity of immigrant populations in Australia

Created Date 4/10/2016    View Numbers  165 Return    
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Title: The demographic diversity of immigrant populations in Australia
 
Talk by:James Ramyer
Head of the School of Demography at the Australian National University (ANU)
 
Host by:Guy Abel
                  Distinguished Professor, School of Sociology and Political Science  
  
Time:April 12th 2016, 14:00-15:30
 
Location: B417, Baoshan Campus, Shanghai University
 
Abstract:
Australia has one of the largest percentages of immigrant populations in the developed world with a highly regulated system of immigration control. However, not all immigrants have the same characteristics, and the situation of immigrant populations within Australia vary greatly according to where they come from and where they settle. This paper provides a description of the demographic diversity of immigrants in Australia between 2006 and 2011 for the purpose of better understanding both the short and long-term consequences of migration coming from a multitude of places around the world. Not surprisingly, we find huge differences in the population growth, settlement and ageing patterns. These differences are explained according to historical shifts in migration policies and economic conditions.
 
Biographical sketch:
Professor James Raymer is Head of the School of Demography at the Australian National University (ANU). He received his PhD in Geography from the University of Colorado, Boulder in the United States. From 2004-2012, he worked in the Division of Social Statistics at the University of Southampton in England. His research expertise includes migration and dynamic population modeling. He has led projects on combining internal migration data, estimating consistent and complete matrices of international migration, and population forecasting. He is currently working on two Australian projects on developing improved population projections for the Indigenous population and studying the demographic consequences of migration to, from and within Australia.

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