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Nicholas Biddle and Mandy Yap: Demographic and socioeconomic outcomes across the indigenous Australian lifecourse: evidence from the 2006 census

Taylor, Andrew (2011). Nicholas Biddle and Mandy Yap: Demographic and socioeconomic outcomes across the indigenous Australian lifecourse: evidence from the 2006 census. Journal of Population Research,29(1):113-115.

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Title Nicholas Biddle and Mandy Yap: Demographic and socioeconomic outcomes across the indigenous Australian lifecourse: evidence from the 2006 census
Author Taylor, Andrew
Journal Name Journal of Population Research
Publication Date 2011
Volume Number 29
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1443-2447   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 113
End Page 115
Total Pages 3
Place of Publication Netherlands
Publisher Springer
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract The relative disadvantages inherent in the lives of its Indigenous people continue to prick Australia’s social conscience. The Council of Australian Government’s targets for ‘closing the gaps’ exemplify some of the key areas of difference to other Australians. Adding weight to the stock of home grown research on this topic, Biddle and Yap take a new approach to conceptualising and articulating the domains of Indigenous disadvantage in their monograph: that of the individual lifecourse. The choice of approach recognises that relative demographic and socioeconomic advantage and disadvantage are for most processes of accumulation. Introducing this concept the authors propose four key areas of particular relevance to their study: individual histories, linked lives, institutions and human agency. They go on to articulate the influences of the time in which individuals live and conditions they are born into and grow up in. Linked lives are described as the influences of those who are caring ...
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12546-011-9074-1   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
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