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

Hunter, Boyd; Kennedy, Steven; Smith, Daniel


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 Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Refereed Proceedings of the National Social Policy Conference 2001


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