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Analysing recent changes in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians income: A synthetic panel approach

Gray, Malcolm; Hunter, Boyd


Data from the 1986, 1991 and 1996 censuses are used to conduct a synthetic cohort analysis of the income distributions for Indigenous and non-Indigenous males and females. The advantage of this approach is that statistical techniques can be used to control for unobservable differences between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations, such as ability and schooling quality, as well as assimilation, discrimination and other attitudes. The results demonstrate that the failure to control for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: The Australian Economic Review


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