Journal article

Prevalence and context of racism experienced by older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Jeromey B Temple, Margaret Kelaher, Yin Paradies

AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence and context of racism self-reported by older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. METHODS: The 2015 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey was used to measure the prevalence, contexts and demographic differences in reports of racism. Multivariable logistic regression was used to examine the association of age with racism in later life. RESULTS: A sizeable minority of older Aboriginal people reported experiences of unfair treatment (31%) and avoidance (15%), oftentimes occurring in contexts critical to human capital investments. Specific demographic groups, including those with higher levels of education, were more likely to report ..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research


Funding Acknowledgements

Temple is funded by the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CE1101029). Data for this study were made available to the authors by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The authors declare no conflicts of interest.