By B H Hunter
This monograph provides the peer-reviewed complaints of the CAEPR convention on Indigenous Socioeconomic results: Assessing contemporary proof, held on the Australian nationwide college in August 2005. It offers the newest proof on Indigenous monetary and social prestige, and relatives and group existence, and discusses its implications for presidency coverage. the main target of this quantity is on analysing the 2002 nationwide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) outputs and matters approximately how you can interpret the knowledge. It additionally bargains a few evaluation of alterations in Indigenous social stipulations through the years and examines how Indigenous humans fared vis-?-vis different Australians in different statistical collections. The dialogue of the huge Indigenous coverage context through 3 favorite Indigenous Australians—Larissa Berhendt, Tom Calma, and Geoff Scott—explores various views.
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Based on census results, about 4 per cent of the Indigenous population may be resident in non-private dwellings at any point in time. In addition, there is now a much broader range of administrative statistics available on people in prisons and other corrective service institutions than was available in 1994. In conjunction with the corrective service sector, the ABS publishes information on Indigenous people in prison from the annual prisoner census and quarterly movements in the population in corrective service institutions (ABS 2004e).
Surveys are more flexible and cost-effective instruments for collecting a wide range of information, even though the resulting data is subject to sampling error. In 1991 the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody recommended a national survey of the Indigenous population. It was the dearth of information with which to inform the Royal Commission that resulted in the first NATSIS in 1994. This survey provided the first nationwide inter-censal estimates of Indigenous socioeconomic status.
Like the General Social Survey of the total population, the NATSISS is a multi-dimensional survey covering a wide range of areas of social concern, with the capacity to enable analysis of interactions among different topics, including the analysis of multiple disadvantage. The 2002 NATSISS was designed to measure selected changes over time (since 1994) and to allow for comparisons with the circumstances of the non-Indigenous population. To enable this, the survey questionnaire had about a 50 per cent content overlap with the 1994 NATSIS and considerable overlap with the 2002 GSS (ABS 1995, 2003b).
Assessing the Evidence on Indigenous Socioeconomic Outcomes by B H Hunter