Income Poverty Among Aboriginal Families with Children: Estimates from the 1986 Census Whiteford, Peter en_US Ross, Russell en_US 2021-11-25T12:32:55Z 2021-11-25T12:32:55Z 1990 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper brings together information from the 1986 Census of Population and Dwellings and the 1986 Income Distribution Survey to estimate poverty rates for Aboriginal families and other families. It also describes the factors associated with income poverty among Aboriginal families. The analysis in this paper is primarily descriptive and is limited to measuring income poverty using the Henderson poverty line. The main objective is to provide the first estimates of poverty among Aboriginal families with children since the early 1970s. The results confirm that in 1986, the common perception that income poverty rates are much higher among the Aboriginal population than among the non-Aboriginal population, although the gap is less dramatic for sole parent families than it is for two parent families. The major factor associated with this poverty is joblessness, with over half of all Aboriginal families with children having no employed adults. However, poverty is still higher among those Aboriginal families with children in which there is at least one employed adult than it is among comparable non-Aboriginal families with children en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0733400493 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1447-8978 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SPRC Discussion Paper en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Poverty en_US
dc.subject.other Aboriginal families en_US
dc.subject.other Australia en_US
dc.title Income Poverty Among Aboriginal Families with Children: Estimates from the 1986 Census en_US
dc.type Working Paper en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.identifier.doi Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofworkingpapernumber 20 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Whiteford, Peter en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Ross, Russell, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Social Policy Research Centre *
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