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PUBLIC LECTURE: Education and Entrenched Disadvantage in Indigenous Communities

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Today's date is Sunday, January 24, 2021
Education and Entrenched Disadvantage in Indigenous Communities : Causes and consequences of entrenched disadvantage in Indigenous communities: What the evidence says, and what evidence is missing. Other events...
In April 2015 the Committee for Economic Development of Australia released a major report on Addressing entrenched disadvantage in Australia. The report had five substantive chapters - poverty and social disadvantage; persistent disadvantage; early intervention; living with mental illness; and entrenched disadvantage in Indigenous communities. In the last of these chapters, Dr Nicholas Biddle discussed the level and cost of Indigenous disadvantage and found that Indigenous Australians are more likely to live in low-income households, more likely to be unemployed and more likely to remain unemployed than non-Indigenous Australians. He suggested that education, location, discrimination, health, disability, labour market discrimination and social norms all play a role in explaining disadvantage, and found strong evidence of intergenerational disadvantage when it comes to education in particular. In this Public Lecture, Dr Biddle will talk about this evidence, with a particular focus on the inter-generational effect of parental and carer education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children. He will conclude with a discussion of the evidence that we are missing for an informed policy response to entrenched disadvantage in Indigenous communities that reflects Indigenous needs and aspirations.
Speaker(s) Dr Nicholas Biddle, Fellow, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), Australian National University
Location John Bloomfield Lecture Theatre, Off Myers St - Sports Science
Contact Mags Ritchie <[email protected]> : 6488 5691
URL https://goo.gl/xQNc6J
Start Tue, 26 May 2015 18:00
End Tue, 26 May 2015 19:30
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Submitted by Mags Ritchie <[email protected]>
Last Updated Sun, 31 May 2015 14:00
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