Labour market and other discrimination facing Indigenous Australian

Biddle, Nicholas, Howlett, Monica, Hunter, Boyd and Paradies, Yin 2013, Labour market and other discrimination facing Indigenous Australian, Australian journal of labour economics, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 91-113.

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Title Labour market and other discrimination facing Indigenous Australian
Author(s) Biddle, Nicholas
Howlett, Monica
Hunter, Boyd
Paradies, YinORCID iD for Paradies, Yin
Journal name Australian journal of labour economics
Volume number 16
Issue number 1
Start page 91
End page 113
Total pages 23
Publisher Curtin University
Place of publication Perth, W.A.
Publication date 2013-04
ISSN 1328-1143
Summary This paper uses self-reported data to illustrate how Indigenous Australians experience discrimination and how it is potentially associated with poor labour market outcomes. After giving consideration to what factors may lead people to report being discriminated against, an empirical analysis of self-reported discrimination is presented, utilising data from the 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS). Correlations between discrimination experienced in different settings are identified, and the association of discrimination with human capital and other characteristics is presented. The results suggest that the main process driving the reporting of discrimination is the extent to which an individual is exposed to situations in which they interact with potential discriminators. This could mean that some Indigenous Australians decrease their labour supply in order to avoid potentially adverse (discriminatory) situations. Implications for understanding Indigenous disadvantage are discussed along with recommendations for both addressing discrimination and enhancing the resilience of individuals facing discrimination.
Language eng
Indigenous content on
Field of Research 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
Socio Economic Objective 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2013
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