Assessing the Evidence on Indigenous Socioeconomic Outcomes

Assessing the Evidence on Indigenous Socioeconomic Outcomes

A focus on the 2002 NATSISS

Edited by: Boyd Hunter
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This monograph presents the peer-reviewed proceedings of the CAEPR conference on Indigenous Socioeconomic Outcomes: Assessing Recent Evidence, held at The Australian National University in August 2005. It presents the latest evidence on Indigenous economic and social status, and family and community life, and discusses its implications for government policy.

The main focus of this volume is on analysing the 2002 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) outputs and issues about how to interpret the data. It also offers some assessment of changes in Indigenous social conditions over time and examines how Indigenous people fared vis-à-vis other Australians in other statistical collections. The discussion of the broad Indigenous policy context by three prominent Indigenous Australians—Larissa Berhendt, Tom Calma, and Geoff Scott—explores different perspectives.


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Jun 2006
CAEPR Monograph No. 26
ANU Press
Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Social Sciences: Indigenous Studies, Statistics & Operational Research

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  1. Towards a history of Indigenous statistics in Australia (PDF, 126KB)
  2. Statistical needs in Indigenous affairs: the role of the 2002 NATSISS (PDF, 151KB)
  3. The 2002 NATSISS—the ABS survey methodology and concepts (PDF, 211KB)
  4. Selected methodological issues for analysis of the 2002 NATSISS (PDF, 398KB)
  5. Differentials and determinants of Indigenous population mobility (PDF, 234KB)
  6. Aboriginal child mortality in Australia: Recent levels and covariates (PDF, 836KB)
  7. Understanding housing outcomes for Indigenous Australians: what can the 2002 NATSISS add? (PDF, 160KB)
  8. Revisiting the poverty war: income status and financial stress among Indigenous Australians (PDF, 186KB)
  9. Family and community life (PDF, 176KB)
  10. Labour market issues (PDF, 154KB)
  11. Asking the right questions? (PDF, 153KB)
  12. The real ‘real’ economy in remote Australia (PDF, 211KB)
  13. Panel Discussion: Diverse perspectives on the evidence (PDF, 184KB)
  14. Education and training: the 2002 NATSISS (PDF, 127KB)
  15. Indigenous Australians and transport—what can the NATSISS tell us? (PDF, 184KB)
  16. Information and Communication Technology (PDF, 611KB)
  17. Health (PDF, 287KB)
  18. Substance use in the 2002 NATSISS (PDF, 349KB)
  19. Crime and justice issues (PDF, 164KB)
  20. Culture (PDF, 118KB)
  21. Language (PDF, 151KB)
  22. Torres Strait Islanders and the national survey model (PDF, 263KB)
  23. Social justice and human rights: using Indigenous socioeconomic data in policy development (PDF, 155KB)
  24. Influencing Indigenous policy making with statistics (PDF, 96KB)

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