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The economic and social impacts of the CDEP scheme in remote Australia

Altman, Jon; Gray, Matthew


The Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme is an unusual labour market and social development program for Indigenous people. Currently the CDEP scheme employs around 36,000 Indigenous Australians and accounts for over one-quarter of total Indigenous employment. Despite the significance of the CDEP scheme, in recent times, relatively little attention has been given to the potential for the scheme to be used as an instrument for economic and social development in remote areas of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Social Issues


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