Further Skirmishes in the Poverty War: Income Status and financial stress among Indigenous Australians
AbstractThe Poverty Wars started with a coordinated series of skirmishes by the Centre for Independent Studies. One of their main criticism of income-based measures of poverty is that measurement error(i.e. under-reporting) is pronounced for low income earners, especially those who indicate they have an income less than or equal to zero. This paper shows that this claim is not valid for the Indigenous Australians. This paper also presents some evidence of an emerging Indigenous middle class—however, the rates of social ills are unacceptably high even for these'nouveau rich’ Indigenous groups. Another finding is that conventional measures of Indigenous poverty are likely to be robust in small families, but appear to be unreliable for large families,NATSISS allows us to accurately benchmark the top-coding assumptions routinely used in analysis of grouped data. The assumptions used for previous estimates of average income tend to understate Indigenous income disadvantage.
Download InfoTo our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC), Curtin Business School in its journal Australian Journal of Labour Economics.
Volume (Year): 9 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Contact details of provider:
Postal: GPO Box U1987, Perth WA 6845
Web page: http://business.curtin.edu.au/research/publications/journals/ajle/
More information through EDIRC
Personal Income; Wealth; and Their Distributions; Measurement and Analysis of Poverty; Economics of Minorities and Races;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
- I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
- J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Alan Duncan).
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.