Skilled migrants in low skilled jobs risk depression

Skilled migrants working in low skilled jobs for long periods are at risk of depression, a new study by the University of Western Australia has found.

Factors such as the cost of migration and delay in recognition of overseas qualifications meant skilled migrants often took lower skilled work upon arrival in Australia. Those who then failed to find suitable skilled work after three and a half years showed a higher risk of depressive disorders such as anxiety.

The study found migrants were more likely to be overqualified for jobs compared to other Australians.

Read more at University of Western Australia