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The pay gap that divides skilled migrants by country of origin

The Spin Off, New Zealand, 15 February 2022 - New research shows that migrants to New Zealand from predominantly white countries earn significantly more than those from the rest of the world.

Among migrants, New Zealand has a golden reputation for its working conditions, but new research highlights a glaring pay disparity that workers have tolerated for years.

The report, commissioned by Diversity Works, investigated census data to compare wages between workers from various countries. The result? Workers from majority-white countries make as much as 30% more than those from other parts of the world.

“People from colonised countries have a positive wage gap,” says Diversity Works CEO Maretha Smit. “On the other side of the graph, people coming from Southeast Asia, South America, and Pacific countries have a negative pay gap.”

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Source: https://thespinoff.co.nz/business/15-02-2022/the-pay-gap-that-divides-skilled-migrants-by-country-of-origin

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