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Factors associated with internal migration: A comparison between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

Hunter, Boyd; Biddle, Nicholas


Enhancing migration and mobility has been put forward by various commentators as a solution to Indigenous disadvantage in Australia. This paper examines patterns of migration and factors associated with both the decision to move and the choice of destination in order to assess the feasibility of this suggestion. The results suggest that Indigenous Australians are less responsive to local economic factors than other Australians, with social and cultural factors appearing to play a particularly...[Show more]

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


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