Experiences of i-Kiribati with labor mobility schemes

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Circular labor mobility provides opportunities for Pacific Islanders to upskill whilst alleviating labor shortages in Australia and New Zealand. Past studies have sought to understand the value of the labor schemes, yet very few have focused on the experiences of i-Kiribati participants. Drawing on preliminary insights from eight semi-structured interviews, this research offers specific examples of the benefits of labor mobility in Australia and New Zealand for participants and their families. The findings provide key insights into the success stories and lessons learned from the experiences of i-Kiribati workers and their families of labor mobility, and how these schemes could be improved in the future.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAsian and Pacific Migration Journal
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)162-175
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 06.2022

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    Research areas

  • Kiribati, circular migration, climate change adaptation, development, labor mobility
  • Sociology