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Prospects For 'Closing The Gap' In Socioeconomic Outcomes For Indigenous Australians?

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  • JonC. Altman
  • Nicholas Biddle
  • BoydH. Hunter

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Practical reconciliation' and more recently 'closing the gap' have been put forward as frameworks on which to base and evaluate policies to address Indigenous disadvantage. This paper analyses national-level census-based data to examine trends in Indigenous wellbeing since 1971. There has been steady improvement in most socioeconomic outcomes in the last 35 years; a finding at odds with the current discourse of failure. Evidence of convergence between Indigenous and non-Indigenous outcomes, however, is not consistent. For some outcomes, relatively rapid convergence is predicted (within 25 years), but for the majority of outcomes, convergence is unlikely to occur within a generation, if at all. Copyright 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd and the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand 2009.

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Article provided by Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand in its journal Australian Economic History Review.

Volume (Year): 49 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (November)
Pages: 225-251

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Handle: RePEc:bla:ozechr:v:49:y:2009:i:3:p:225-251

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Cited by:
  1. Kalb, Guyonne & Le, Trinh & Hunter, Boyd & Leung, Felix, 2012. "Decomposing Differences in Labour Force Status between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians," IZA Discussion Papers 6808, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Melanie, Jane & Gleeson, Trish & Rogers, Nikki & Stark, Clare, 2009. "The energetic north: development gains and growing pains," 2009 Conference (53rd), February 11-13, 2009, Cairns, Australia 47644, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  3. Itismita Mohanty & Robert Tanton, 2012. "A wellbeing framework with adaptive capacity," NATSEM Working Paper Series 12/17, University of Canberra, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling.
  4. Laurie Brown & Binod Nepal, 2011. "Modelling Potential Impact of Improved Survival of Indigenous Australians on Work-Life Labour Income Gap Between Indigenous and Average Australians," NATSEM Working Paper Series 11/15, University of Canberra, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling.

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