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Unpacking the Income of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians: Wages, Government Payments and other Income

Howlett, Monica; Gray, Matthew; Hunter, Boyd

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This paper compares the level and source of income for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians using data from the 2011 wave of the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. Three sources of income are considered: wages and salaries; government benefits; and income from businesses, investments and other private transfers. Consistent with many previous studies, Indigenous Australians have, on average, lower total income than non-Indigenous Australians, with this...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/98917
Source: CAEPR Working Papers

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