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Survey analysis for Indigenous policy in Australia: social science perspectives

Posted on: 21 January, 2013
Issue: Vol 13 No 1, January 2013 – March 2013
Related to Closing the gap Cultural ways Housing Health Social and emotional wellbeing Justice Policies Substance use Education Social issues

Hunter B, Biddle N, eds. (2012)
Survey analysis for Indigenous policy in Australia: social science perspectives
Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

This monograph presents the peer-reviewed papers from the 2011 Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) and Australian Bureau Statistics (ABS) conference Social science perspectives on the 2008 National and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander social survey (NATSISS). The conference covered many topics including for example:

  • child development
  • crime and justice
  • culture
  • social and emotional wellbeing
  • health
  • housing
  • substance use.

The papers review the strengths and limitations of the NATSISS, how the NATSISS informs policy decisions, and recommendations for the design of future surveys. This book is a useful resource for researchers, policy makers, the national debate on Indigenous issues, and Indigenous communities and organisations.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract