What difference does labour choice make to farm productivity and profitability in the Australian horticulture industry?: a comparison between seasonal workers and working holiday makers

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Labour shortages can challenge the profitability, economic contribution, and sustainability of agriculture industries. The Australian Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP) was set up in 2012 in order to contribute to the supply of low-skilled labour to Australian horticulture industries, where employers can't meet their needs with local labour, whilst also advancing the economic development of Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste. While the SWP faces competition from other labour sources to meet labour demand in the horticulture industry, arrivals under the SWP have been increasing...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Industry; Performance; Migration; Policy; Outcomes

Keywords: Labour demand; Labour supply; Migrants; Temporary employment; Productivity; Employers; Survey; Comparative analysis; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences, 2018

Physical description: v, 47 p.

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Series: ABARES research report; no. 18.1, February 2018

ISBN: 9781743233733

ISSN: 1447-8358

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 133.94

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