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Determinants of Indigenous Labour Supply Following a Period of Strong Economic Growth

Working Paper 81 / 2012



This paper provides evidence on changes in the labour force status of Indigenous and other Australians since the mid-1990s, a period of strong macroeconomic growth. The paper expands the standard definitions of labour supply to consider marginally attached workers—people who want to work but who are not currently looking for work. The results s