Factors associated with internal migration: A comparison between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

Factors associated with internal migration: A comparison between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians Report

CAEPR Working Paper

  • Author(s): Biddle, N., Hunter, B.H.
  • Published: 2005
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, Australian National University

Abstract: Enhancing migration and mobility has been put forward by various commentators as a solution to Indigenous disadvantage in Australia. This paper examines patterns of migration and factors associated with both the decision to move and the choice of destination in order to assess the feasibility of this suggestion. The results suggest that Indigenous Australians are less responsive to local economic factors than other Australians, with social and cultural factors appearing to play a particularly significant role in their decision making. It is probable that this reflects a ‘rational’ response to the depressed demand for Indigenous labour across Australia and the greater opportunity for non-market activities.

Notes: ISSN: 1442 3871 ISBN: 0 7315 4931 7 presented at Australian Labour Market Research Workshop

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Biddle, N., Hunter, B.H. , 2005, Factors associated with internal migration: A comparison between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, Report, viewed 12 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=3746.

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