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Changing patterns of migration to Australia's Northern Territory: Evidence of new forms of escalator migration to frontier regions?

Martel, Catherine C., Carson, Dean B. and Taylor, Andrew (2013). Changing patterns of migration to Australia's Northern Territory: Evidence of new forms of escalator migration to frontier regions?. Migration Letters,10(1):101-113.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID cmartelxPUB54
Title Changing patterns of migration to Australia's Northern Territory: Evidence of new forms of escalator migration to frontier regions?
Author Martel, Catherine C.
Carson, Dean B.
Taylor, Andrew
Journal Name Migration Letters
Publication Date 2013
Volume Number 10
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1741-8992   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 101
End Page 113
Total Pages 13
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Migration letters - Transnational Press London
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Building on Fielding’s idea of escalator regions as places where young people migrate (often temporarily) to get rapid career advancement, this paper proposes a new perspective on 'escalator migration' as it applies to frontier or remote regions in particular. Life events, their timing and iterations have changed in the thirty years since Fielding first coined the term ‘escalator region’, with delayed adulthood, multiple career working lives, population ageing and different dynamics between men and women in the work and family sphere. The object of this paper is to examine recent migration trends to Australia's Northern Territory for evidence of new or emerging 'escalator migrants'.


Keywords Escalator region
Workforce recruitment
Frontier region
Northern Territory
Interstate labour migration
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