Some statistical context for analysis of CDEP

Some statistical context for analysis of CDEP Book Section

Better than welfare? Work and livelihoods for Indigenous Australians after CDEP

  • Author(s): Hunter, Boyd
  • Secondary Author(s): Jordan, Kirrily
  • Published: 2016
  • Publisher: CAEPR
  • ISBN: 9781760460273 (pbk)

Abstract: This chapter takes a labour market perspective, gathering available statistical evidence and speculating on some possible outcomes of the closure of the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme. It also introduces a general statistical context for the more localised analysis in the case studies [indexed from TD/TNC 125.855 to TD/TNC 125.858]. The author reminds readers of evidence that CDEP participants in receipt of wages had significantly better socioeconomic outcomes than the unemployed on a range of measures. To that extent, CDEP was evidently 'better than welfare'. Edited excerpt from publication.

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  • Publisher Location: Acton
  • Keywords: Community development, Employment creation, Statistical analysis, Labour market program, Labour force participation, Indigenous people, Employment, Culture and society, Statistics, Policy, Outcomes, Equity, Governance, Participation, Australia, Oceania

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