- Academic, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
Dr Kirrily Jordan joined CAEPR in 2008 with a principal focus on Indigenous employment. Her research involves both qualitative and quantitative analysis of the outcomes of particular employment programs, as well as broader examination of the relationship between work and wellbeing in urban, regional and remote Indigenous contexts.
Kirrily's major projects include an ongoing study of the social and economic effects of recent changes to the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme and the effectiveness of the new Remote Jobs and Communities Program (RJCP).
She is also examining a number of Indigenous employment initiatives in the private sector as well new forms of welfare conditionality designed to increase Indigenous participation in paid work.
Kirrily's disciplinary background is in political economy and prior to working at CAEPR she spent several years researching economic inequality and the socio-economic position of migrants in Australia. She is co-author (with Prof Frank Stilwell) of 'Who Gets What? Analysing Economic Inequality in Australia' (Cambridge University Press 2007).