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Lebanese Muslims in Australia and social disadvantage

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posted on 2017-05-04, 03:59 authored by Betts, Katharine, Healy, Ernest
Recent events have focused public attention on people of Muslim Lebanese background (most of whom live in Sydney) and the possibility that they may suffer social disadvantage. Using data from the 2001 Census, this paper finds that Lebanese Muslim households are large and much more likely to be poor than are all households, or than Lebanese Christian households. It also finds that Lebanese Muslim men have low levels of education, relatively high levels of unemployment, and a very high tendency not to be in paid work. The second generation is doing rather better than the first, but it is still not doing very well. Copyright. Monash University and the author/s


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People and place, vol. 14, no. 1 (2006), p. 24-42. ISSN 1039-4788

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