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Spatial mobility of working age Aborigines in settled and remote Australia: a preliminary analysis

Taylor, John

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Despite the potential for government employment policies to influence the rate and incidence of migration among the Aboriginal workforce, little is known about the extent to which such policy impacts occur. This paper seeks to construct a base line for identifying these impacts by establishing the spatial structure of labour migration among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. It makes use of 1986 Census data to describe the volume and pattern of net and gross flows of working...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorTaylor, John
dc.contributor.otherAustralian National University. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
dc.coverage.spatialAustralia
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-26T01:55:47Z
dc.date.available2018-07-26T01:55:47Z
dc.date.created1991
dc.identifier.isbn0-7315-1304-5
dc.identifier.issn1036 1774
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/145448
dc.description.abstractDespite the potential for government employment policies to influence the rate and incidence of migration among the Aboriginal workforce, little is known about the extent to which such policy impacts occur. This paper seeks to construct a base line for identifying these impacts by establishing the spatial structure of labour migration among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. It makes use of 1986 Census data to describe the volume and pattern of net and gross flows of working age Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders through the national settlement system. Significant differences are found between the spatial structure of movements occurring within remote areas as opposed to those taking place within closely settled parts of the country. It is suggested that the geography of the Commonwealth Employment Service network may partly serve to reinforce this variation. Whether changes in Aboriginal employment policy in the late 1980s have sustained, exaggerated or reversed the migration patterns revealed here awaits comparison with 1991 Census results.
dc.format.extent31 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT : Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), The Australian National University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper (Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), The Australian National University); No. 017/1991
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.titleSpatial mobility of working age Aborigines in settled and remote Australia: a preliminary analysis
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
local.identifier.absfor169902 - Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
local.type.statusPublished Version
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenancePermission to deposit in Open Research received from CAEPR (ERMS2230079)
CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)

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