The purpose of this paper is to gain an understanding of the origin of overseas-born nurses, their labour market outcomes and their family structures. In OECD countries, the main countries of origin of foreign-born doctors and nurses are India and the Philippines respectively. In New Zealand nurses from Great Britain are the largest supply of migrant nurses followed by the Philippine. Overall, nurses were more likely to migrate as part of a family unit compared to other groups like doctors, however differences were observed by nationality.
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The Origin, Family Structure and Labour Supply of Overseas Born Nurses
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