Traditional culture and the wellbeing of Indigenous Australians

This paper was presented by Alfred Michael Dockery at the 'Social Science Perspectives on the 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey' conference, 11-12 April 2001, The Australian National University, Canberra. The session title was 'Culture, wellbeing and concluding remarks'.


Alfred Michael Dockery is Associate Professor in Economics at Curtin University and Director of the Centre for Labour Market Research. Mikes principal expertise is in the analysis of applied labour market and social issues. He has published extensively in academic journals—including Social Science & Medicine, Social Indicators Research, Housing Studies, The Economic Record and the International Labour Review—and consulted for a range of government and private organisations. His current research focuses upon the effects of labour market experiences on happiness; Indigenous socioeconomic outcomes; the school-to-work transition; and the employment outcomes of public housing tenants.

Concluding commentary is by Nicholas Biddle, Fellow, CAEPR.

An audio recording and presentation slides from the session can be downloaded below.


Date & time

Tue 12 Apr 2011, 12.30–2pm


Haydon-Allen Tank, The Australian National University, Canberra.


Alfred Michael Dockery

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