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The rise and rise of the CDEP scheme: An Aboriginal 'workfare' program in times of persistent unemployment

Sanders, Will

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This paper updates an earlier article explaining the development of the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme over the years since its inception in the mid 1970s. It does so under three headings: governmental and bureaucratic politics; Aboriginal community politics; and persistent unemployment. The paper recognises that while the CDEP scheme has expanded rapidly in recent years, reviews of it have frequently identified deep-seated unresolved issues. The paper attempts to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/145485

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