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Sensitivity of Australian income distributions to choice of equivalence scale: Exploring some parameters of Indigenous incomes

Kennedy, Steven; Smith, Daniel; Hunter, Boyd


Indigenous families experience substantial and multiple forms of economic burden arising from the size and structure of their families and households. Indigenous households are more likely to have more than one family in residence than other Australian households and are more likely to be multi-generational with older Indigenous people living with younger people in extended family households. Given that equivalence scales attempt to control for family size and composition and the relative costs...[Show more]

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