Aboriginal Australia: An Economic History of Failed Welfare Policy

Davidoff, Laura and Duhs, Alan (2008). Aboriginal Australia: An Economic History of Failed Welfare Policy. Discussion Paper no. 371, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

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Author Davidoff, Laura
Duhs, Alan
Title Aboriginal Australia: An Economic History of Failed Welfare Policy
School, Department or Centre School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Series Discussion Paper
Report Number no. 371
Publication date 2008-06
Publisher School of Economics
Start page 1
End page 35
Total pages 35
Subject 340210 Welfare Economics
Abstract/Summary Aboriginal welfare policy of recent decades has been widely rejected as a failure. Radically different policies are now being trialed, in recognition of the continuing large gap between indigenous and non-indigenous living standards. Some Aboriginal leaders themselves have called for a rejection of the passive welfare policies of the past, in acceptance of a Friedman-style critique of ‘money for nothing’ welfare handouts, while nonetheless calling for a Sen-style capabilities approach to the policy needs of the future.
Keyword Aborigines
welfare policy
Indigenous Australians

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