NATSISS Conference Presentations

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The conference

'Social Science Perspectives on the 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey' was held at The Australian National University in Canberra over two days on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 April 2011.

Presented by the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the conference brought together some leading social scientists writing on Indigenous issues in Australia and internationally. The main aim of the conference was to initiate a conversation about data and the research required to enhance the social science evidence base around Indigenous wellbeing and socioeconomic disadvantage, with particular reference to the 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey (NATSIS).

Over the two days of the conference, papers were presented covering a wide range of topics including child development, crime and justice, culture, the customary economy, demography, education, employment, fertility, health, housing, income and financial stress, mobility, poverty, social exclusion, substance abuse and, last but not least, wellbeing.

Many of these presentations are available below as MP3 podcast recordings with slides and other relevant documents.

Conference Presentations

Date Topic By    
11 Apr 11 The Power of Data in Aboriginal Hands Mick Dodson   Peter Yu
11 Apr 11 View from the ‘Northeast’: Indigenous statistical collections in the United States     C. Matthew Snipp
11 Apr 11 Current ABS framework for analysis of microdata     Justine Boland
11 Apr 11 Mobile people, mobile measures: Limitations and opportunities for mobility analysis using the NATSISS 2008 John Taylor Martin Bell  
11 Apr 11 Fertility and demography of Indigenous peoples in Australia: What can NATSISS 2008 tell us?    

Anne Evans

Kim Johnstone

11 Apr 11 Human capabilities and child development: Some inferences using the 2008 NATSISS    

Carrington Shepherd

Stephen Zubrick

11 Apr 11 Indigenous Health in the 2008 NATSISS Nicholas Biddle    
12 Apr 11 International perspectives on Indigenous development and poverty     Harry Patrinos
12 Apr 11 The benefits and determinants of Indigenous education Nicholas Biddle    
12 Apr 11 Statistics about the customary sector of the Indigenous economy: Survey, policy and political implications Jon Altman Nicholas Biddle  
12 Apr 11 Is Indigenous Poverty different from other poverty? Boyd Hunter    
12 Apr 11 Cultural explanations for Indigenous violence: A second look at the NATSISS    

Don Weatherburn

Lucy Snowball

12 Apr 11 Indigenous house utilisation and crowding: Data from the NATSISS 2008    

Paul Memmott

Kelly Greenop

12 Apr 11 Traditional culture and the wellbeing of Indigenous Australians     Alfred Michael Dockery

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