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Institutional factors underpinning Indigenous labour force participation: The role of the CDEP scheme and education

Hunter, Boyd


Labour force participation and attachment to the labour market is a key determinant of economic well being. It is surprising, therefore, how little analysis there is of Indigenous labour supply. In order to address this omission, data from the 1994 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey (NATSIS) and all the censuses 1981 and 1996 are used to highlight the role of the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme in augmenting Indigenous labour supply. From its humble...[Show more]

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


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