Workers Concerns and Migration Intentions During the Economic Crisis

Published: 2011. Contact: Aidan Tabor


This study aimed to explore the personal effects of the global crisis on both New Zealanders and migrants, as well as their intentions and reasons to stay or migrate to another country.


The research investigated the major concerns of workers during 2009 and 2010. New Zealand-born participants were less likely than migrants to express interest in leaving in the first year of the study, and as likely to express a desire to leave the country in the second year.