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Indigenous demography and public policy in Australia: Population or peoples?

Taylor, John


This paper reviews the application of demographic analysis to Indigenous Affairs public policy in Australia as an exemplar case of the demography of disadvantage. Demography has found a natural and successful role using census, survey and administrative data, but for the most part this is restricted to a series of gap analyses based on a deficit model of Indigenous well-being as measured by standard social indicators. While useful for macropolicy settings, translation of these research findings...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Population Research
DOI: 10.1007/s12546-009-9010-9


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