The impact of physical functioning impairment and caregiving on social inclusion, quality of life and workforce participation among older Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

Equality in access to social and workforce participation for people with disabilities is a key national priority and gaps between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous population in workforce participation remain a significant concern. Studies of physical disability and workforce participation among older Indigenous people are needed to guide policy. This project will use large scale linked datasets to generate the much needed quantitative evidence on how physical disability, physical functioning limitations and caregiving responsibilities impacts differentially on social and workforce participation of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.