*R.G. Gregory is Professor of Economics al the Australian National University. Much of the paper was written while he was a visitor to the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago. A.E. Daly is a Lecturer at the University of Canberra. During the preparation of this paper she was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research at the Australian National University and Research Fellow at the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Special thanks are extended to Eva Klug, Elaine Reardon, Jamie Johnson and Roger Walke who helped with the data. Many colleagues provided comments including, Robert Nelson, David Card, Richard Freeman, Kevin Murphy, Robert LaLonde and Peter Sheehan. Special mention should be made of the stimulus and background information we derived from the Discussion Paper Series from the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research at the Australian National University. Over the last five years the Discussion Paper series, which is under the direction of J.C. Altman, has set the research agenda on Aboriginal economic development. Two anonymous referees contributed to improving the exposition. This paper has been prepared as a contribution to the Aboriginal Strand of the Reshaping Australian Institutions Project of the Research School of Social Sciences.
Welfare and Economic Progress of Indigenous Men of Australia and the US 1980–1990*
Article first published online: 22 OCT 2007
Volume 73, Issue 221, pages 101–119, June 1997
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GREGORY, R.G. and DALY, A.E. (1997), Welfare and Economic Progress of Indigenous Men of Australia and the US 1980–1990. Economic Record, 73: 101–119. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4932.1997.tb00984.x
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- Article first published online: 22 OCT 2007
At the beginning of the 1980s the average income of an Australian Indigenous male was 50.5 per cent of his white counterpart. In the US the Indigenous income ratio was 58.3 per cent. By the end of the decade the relative income position of the two Indigenous groups had reversed. The Aboriginal income ratio increased 10 per cent and that of our sample of Native American men decreased 17 per cent. The paper documents the reasons for this change.