publication . Article . 2010

Gender gaps in Indigenous socioeconomic outcomes: Australian regional comparisons and international possibilities

Mandy Yap; Nicholas Biddle;
Open Access English
  • Published: 28 Oct 2010 Journal: International Indigenous Policy Journal (issn: 1916-5781, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Western Ontario
<jats:p>International literature clearly demonstrates the potential for gender-based inequalities to constrain development processes. In the United Nations Development Programme Gender-related Development Index, Australia ranks in the top five across 177 countries, suggesting that the loss of human development due to gender inequality is minor. However, such analysis has not been systematically applied to the Indigenous Australian population, at least in a quantitative sense. Using the 2006 Australian Census, this paper provides an analysis across three dimensions of socioeconomic disparity: Indigeneity, gender, and geography. This paper also explores the develo...
free text keywords: gender-based analysis, Indigenous, Australia, socioeconomic, life expectancy, educational attainment, income, Human Development Index, Political science, J, Social Sciences, H, Socioeconomics, Human development (biology), Geography, Inequality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Socioeconomic status, Earnings
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