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The most recent drought has been one of the most severe on record with large parts of southern and eastern Australia experiencing dry conditions since 1996. Moreover, 'For the agriculturally important Murray- Darling Basin, however, October 2007 marks the sixth anniversary of lower than average...
Indigenous Australians in the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme have been working for welfare payments since 1977. One of the objectives of the scheme is to assist Indigenous Australians develop work skills which lead to 'mainstream' employment. This paper uses a case study of...
Australia is indeed a sunburnt country, and is arguably becoming increasingly sunburnt. If most climate predictions are correct, much of Australia will experience droughts even more often. This paper uses the Rural and Regional Families Survey to explore the economic and financial implications of drought...
This report from the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research to the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business, describes the strengths and limitations of the data collected in the Longitudinal Survey of Indigenous Job Seekers, and provides an overview of how Indigenous labour...
This paper argues that Indigenous economic wellbeing can be partly improved by addressing broader macroeconomic factors.
Analysis of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Social Survey data on Indigenous labour force status highlights the impact that the recent economic slowdown on Indigenous employment trends. At an aggregate level, the trends in Indigenous employment mirror those of the Australian...
Indigenous Australians experience higher rates of severe or profound disability than other Australians, and the gap in rates of disability between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians increases with age. The relatively high rates of disability among the Indigenous population corresponds with heavy caring...
This paper uses data from the Australian Census Longitudinal Data set to conduct the first representative analysis of labour force transitions for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The main finding is that Indigenous females and males are more than 10 percentage points more...
This evaluation report provides insights into early implementation and initial outcomes of Work for the Dole 2014-15.
The Department of Employment commissioned an independent evaluation of the Work for the Dole 2014-15 Programme. The evaluation was conducted by The Social Research...
This report presents a cross-national comparison of the short- and medium-term economic effects of divorce.
This paper uses longitudinal data to estimate the short- and medium-term economic effects of divorce in the USA, the UK, Switzerland, Korea, Germany and Australia during...