Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/146264
Authors: 
Duncan, Alan
Mavisakalyan, Astghik
Tarverdi, Yashar
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2016/70
Abstract: 
We assess the relative importance of statistical residual-based measures of discrimination in determining indigenous Australians' perceptions of discrimination in the labour market. We find that statistical measures are largely unrelated to discrimination reports among males and negatively related to discrimination reports among females. Our results further indicate that the discrepancy between statistical and self-reported measures of discrimination is larger among individuals with stronger indigenous cultural identity. Our findings point at the potential significance of 'nonstatistical' evidence of discrimination, and underscore the importance of asking indigenous people directly about their experiences when addressing the issue of indigenous labour market disadvantage.
Subjects: 
ethnic discrimination
employment
Australia
JEL: 
J15
J21
J71
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-113-0
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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