Friday, December 9, 2022

Blog: Tongans support labour mobility

This blog answers two simple questions: how do migrant sending communities feel about temporary migration schemes, and does scheme participation affect these views? I use the Tongan household component of the Pacific Labour Mobility Survey to share some descriptive data on perceptions of the schemes and their impacts, and then more suggestive evidence on how participation affects these views.

The Tongan household survey covers 543 migrant and 617 non-migrant households (see a previous blog for a breakdown). Here, I’ll focus on four questions and the responses of non-migrant households – those who “missed out”, or chose not to apply... Read More