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.

Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UQ eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
Read with bookreader  econdp_371_0608.pdf Discussion Paper no. 371 application/pdf 178.25KB 0
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
Open Access Status Other
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

Document type: Working Paper
Collection: Discussion Papers (School of Economics)
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Mon, 16 Jun 2008, 16:30:31 EST by Belinda Weaver on behalf of Library Corporate Services