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Demographic and Socioeconomic Outcomes Across the Indigenous Australian Lifecourse

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Book Series: Research Monograph ISBN: 9781921862038 Year: Pages: 177 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_458941 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Economics
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Across almost all standard indicators, the Indigenous population of Australia has worse outcomes than the non-Indigenous population. Despite the abundance of statistics and a plethora of government reports on Indigenous outcomes, there is very little information on how Indigenous disadvantage accumulates or is mitigated through time at the individual level. The research that is available highlights two key findings. Firstly, that Indigenous disadvantage starts from a very early age and widens over time. Secondly, that the timing of key life events including education attendance, marriage, childbirth and retirement occur on average at different ages for the Indigenous compared to the non-Indigenous population. To target policy interventions that will contribute to meeting the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) Closing the Gap targets, it is important to understand and acknowledge the differences between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous lifecourse in Australia, as well as the factors that lead to variation within the Indigenous population.

Survey Analysis for Indigenous Policy in Australia: Social Sciences Perspectives (CAEPR Monograph 32)

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Book Series: CAEPR Monograph ISBN: 9781922144188 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459881 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Sociology
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Indigenous policy is a complex domain motivated by a range of social, cultural, political and economic issues. The Council of Australian Governments ‘closing

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