The Determinants of Labour force Status Among Indigenous Australians
AbstractIt is well established that Indigenous Australians are heavily over-represented among Australia’s most disadvantaged citizens. An important component of this disadvantage is the limited and often unsuccessful engagement of Indigenous people with the labour market. To better understand this reality, the present paper explores the forces which influence the labour market status of Indigenous people. For this purpose, multinomial logit regression analysis is used to model labour force status as a function of factors relating to geography, demographic characteristics, education, health, culture, crime and housing issues. The analysis is conducted utilising the 2002 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS). The paper gives particular attention to geographic issues, revealing significant variations between the determinants of labour force status in non-remote and remote areas. The results demonstrate the relevance of a wide range of factors in determining the probability of employment among Indigenous people, highlighting the complex array of issues which should be considered in attempts to increase employment.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC), Curtin Business School in its journal Australian Journal of Labour Economics (AJLE).
Volume (Year): 13 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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Labor Economics: General Economics of Minorities and Races; Non-labor Discrimination Particular Labor Markets: General Monopsony; Segmented Labor Markets;
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- Kalb, Guyonne & Le, Trinh & Hunter, Boyd & Leung, Felix, 2012.
"Decomposing Differences in Labour Force Status between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians,"
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- Guyonne Kalb & Trinh Le & Boyd Hunter & Felix Leung, 2012. "Decomposing Differences in Labour Force Status between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians," Melbourne Institute Working Paper Series wp2012n20, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne.
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