Seminar: Immigrants’ Diverse Employment Trajectories: The Role of Immigration Policy and Gender in the United States and Australia

Presented by Dr Rennie Lee from The University of Queensland, hosted by The University of Queensland

About the event

How does immigration policy shape immigrants’ employment behaviour? How does this differ for immigrant men and women? Focusing on empirical results from the United States and Australia, I will show the enduring effects of immigration policy, specifically initial visa categories, on immigrants’ labor market participation and employment behavior and how these effects differ for immigrant men and women. My findings have important implications for immigration policymaking and shows that selecting immigrants on their skill alone does not produce the same employment outcomes for men and women.

About the speaker

Rennie Lee is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Social Science Research. Her research focuses on the integration of immigrant families, gender, and immigration policy across several national contexts. She received a PhD in Sociology from UCLA and previously was a Lecturer in Sociology at University of Melbourne and Assistant Professor in Global and Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University. Her work has appeared in Social Problems, Social Science Research, ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Research.

Date & Time

Thu, 22 April, 2021

11:00 am – 12:00 pm (AEDT)




The University of Queensland