Aims:
  • Following from my work in Canada and the US, this project seeks to extend present findings by looking at the emerging Indigenous middle class in Australia as a case study of increasing success at negotiating boundaries and participation in urban markets.
  • Further comparisons will be made using data collected in these three similar but unique contexts.

From Disadvantage to Success? Indigenous Participation in Urban Marketplace

The importance of economic development to Indigenous self-determination cannot be underscored - through employment and entrepreneurship; individuals are attempting to succeed economically and culturally in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous contexts. Close to three quarters of Australia's Indigenous population live in urban centres, yet there is a lack of focus on urban market participation, factors that lead to success and the relative impact, even though unemployment remains high and business starts are in decline.

Project Value: 
$301 341.00
Funding: 
UQ Postdoctoral Fellowship
Date: 
2013 to 2016
Time status: 
Current
Contact: 
Dr Rochelle Côté (r.cote@uq.edu.au )
Aims:
  • Following from my work in Canada and the US, this project seeks to extend present findings by looking at the emerging Indigenous middle class in Australia as a case study of increasing success at negotiating boundaries and participation in urban markets.
  • Further comparisons will be made using data collected in these three similar but unique contexts.
Cluster: 
Type: 
Mixed Methods
Keywords: 
Indigenous equity
Social inclusion
Social capital
Enterprise
Entrepreneurship
Number: 
ISSR020503