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Walter, MM and Mooney, G 2007 , 'Employment and welfare', in B Carson and T Dunbar and R Chenhall and R Baile (eds.), Social determinants of indigenous health , Allen and Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW, pp. 153-175.

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Employment is part of a range of factors, including income, education and housing, that can have an impact on health. This chapter provides a critical examination of employment and welfare and their impact on Indigenous health. The first section examines the conflicting views held about the definition of employment in Indigenous
contexts and its ethical implications in a culture where 'workfulness' appears to have different meanings. The second part of the chapter explores the relationship between Indigenous welfare and health outcomes, and argues that welfare dependency is not the cause but rather a symptom of social, political and economic exclusion and disadvantage.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Walter, MM and Mooney, G
Publisher: Allen and Unwin
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