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Estimating intercensal Indigenous employment change, 1991-96

Taylor, John; Bell, Martin


The 1996 Census count of Indigenous Australians included a substantial number of individuals who were not recorded as Indigenous by the previous census. This paper considers the implications of this for interpreting change in employment numbers and provides a methodology for reconciling census data. This task is urgent because policy makers rely heavily on census data to measure outcomes and establish trends. At face value, results from the 1996 Census present a good news story - an increase...[Show more]

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


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