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Type: Journal article
Title: Making sense of census data: a components analysis of employment change among Indigenous Australians
Author: Taylor, J.
Bell, M.
Citation: Journal of Population Research, 1998; 15(1):35-50
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Issue Date: 1998
ISSN: 1443-2447
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John Taylor and Martin Bell
Abstract: The 1996 Census count of indigenous Australians included a substantial number of individuals who were not recorded as indigenous by the previous census. This paper considers the implications of this for interpreting change in employment numbers. Two adjustments are made to employment change data. First, reverse survival of the 1996 population is applied to reconstruct 1991 employment figures. Second, administrative data are used to discount employment generated by participation in labour market programs. The effect is to substantially deflate the strong intercensal employment growth apparent from census counts with the conclusion that the rate of indigenous employment in the mainstream labour market has fallen.
Rights: Copyright status unknown
DOI: 10.1007/BF03029390
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