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Determining the labour force status of Aboriginal people using a multinomial logit model

Daly, A. E.; Caruso, M; Allen, B; Aufflick, L; Bosworth, E


It is well documented that Aboriginal people are less likely to be in employment and more likely to be unemployed or not in the labour force than are other Australians. The aim of this paper is to consider some of the reasons for these differences in the statistical framework of a multinomial regression equation. Using 1986 Census data, results are presented for males and females on the effect of Aboriginality, education, age, family characteristics and location of residence on the probability...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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