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Further explorations of the interactions between crime and Indigenous employment


  • Boyd Hunter

    () (Australian National University)


Undertaking econometric modelling using samples from small populations such as Indigenous Australians, is difficult because of the data constraints facing both the researcher and the data collection agency. This paper uses the ABS’s Remote Access Data Laboratory to analyse an expanded unit record file that is only available in this form. The following analysis of the 2002 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey illustrates how expanded unit record files can be used to replicate and extend existing research. In addition to confirming earlier research, the crucial importance of the early interactions with the criminal justice for perpetrating Indigenous employment disadvantage is also highlighted.

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  • Boyd Hunter, 2006. "Further explorations of the interactions between crime and Indigenous employment," Australian Journal of Labour Economics (AJLE), Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC), Curtin Business School, vol. 9(2), pages 217-237, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:ozl:journl:v:9:y:2006:i:2:p:217-237

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    Analysis of Education; Economics of Minorities and Races; Non-labor Discrimination; Time Allocation; Work Behavior; Employment Determination and Creation; Human Capital; Retirement: General Labor Discrimination;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General
    • J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing


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