Muslims and the Australian labour market, 1980-2001

Kabir, Nahid and Evans, Raymond (2002) Muslims and the Australian labour market, 1980-2001. Immigrants and Minorities, 21 3: 70-95. doi:10.1080/02619288.2002.9975047

Author Kabir, Nahid
Evans, Raymond
Title Muslims and the Australian labour market, 1980-2001
Journal name Immigrants and Minorities   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1744-0521
Publication date 2002-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02619288.2002.9975047
Volume 21
Issue 3
Start page 70
End page 95
Total pages 26
Editor C.Homles
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Frank Cass
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject C1
430101 History - Australian
780199 Other
Abstract The unemployment of Muslims in Australia was 28 and 25 per cent compared to the national total of around nine per cent in 1986 and 1996 respectively (Australian Bureau of Statistics). This article conceptually analyses the disadvantaged position of the Muslims in the Australian labour market from 1980 to 2001 within a framework of 'structural racism'. It studies the Muslims from three perspectives: first, a comparative study of the qualifications and unemployment of the Muslim labour force in relation to the dominant population. Secondly, it examines the extent of this disadvantaged position in comparison with other ethnic minorities within an historical context. Finally, the basis of structural racism is explored to demonstrate how the Muslims have become systematically victimized. The analysis concludes that Muslims are significantly disadvantaged in Australia on the basis of their ethnicity and religion.
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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
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