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Jul 2017
The Household Incomes Report provides information on the material wellbeing of New Zealanders as indicated by their household incomes from all sources from 1982 to 2016. The report uses data from Statistics New Zealand’s 2015-16 Household Economic Survey (HES) to update the previous report in the series which had information to 2015. The interviews for the 2015-16 survey were carried out in...
Completed
Jul 2017
The Living Standards research is an ongoing research programme that aims to develop a comprehensive description of the living standards of New Zealanders using non-income measures of material wellbeing and hardship. Policy makers, researchers, community groups, government agencies and citizens more generally have a strong interest in reliable and up to date information about the relative material...
Completed
28 Jun 2017
This research measures trends in the housing costs and incomes of Accommodation Supplement recipients over the last decade. It was undertaken to inform the Ministry of Social Development’s advice for Budget 2017.  
Completed
Feb 2017
Teen Parent Units (TPUs) aim to improve access to schooling and to promote positive educational outcomes for teenagers who are pregnant or parents. They also provide wrap-around support, early childhood education for children, and links with health and social services. Existing evidence and ERO reports suggest that students value the services and support they receive through the units, and...
Completed
2017
This report highlights key dynamics of the benefit system and how they impact long-term benefit dependency. It is the fourth internal actuarial report produced in relation to the forward liability of the benefit system. The purpose of the report is for the Chief Actuary to independently: Review experience over the year of exit rates, numbers of new clients and clients transitioning between...
Completed
Nov 2016
This is the third internal actuarial report produced in relation to the forward liability of the benefit system. The purpose of the report is for the Chief Actuary to independently: Review experience over the year of exit rates, numbers of new clients and clients transitioning between benefits Review overall performance of the welfare system and the effectiveness of investments made to...
Completed
Aug 2016
The Household Incomes Report provides information on the material wellbeing of New Zealanders as indicated by their household incomes from all sources from 1982 to 2015. The report uses data from Statistics New Zealand’s 2014-15 Household Economic Survey (HES) to update the previous report in the series which had information to 2014. The interviews for the 2014-15 survey were carried out in...
Completed
May 2016
The Ministry of Social Development has funded self defence classes for school-age girls since 2001, primarily through the Women’s Self Defence Network – Wāhine Toa. The Ministry commissioned two reports in 2014-16 looking at the effectiveness of self defence programmes for girls and women as a strategy for protection against violence. Gray Matter Research Limited conducted an independent...
Completed
1 Mar 2016
The Ministry of Social Development has funded self defence classes for school-age girls since 2001, primarily through the Women’s Self Defence Network – Wāhine Toa. The Ministry commissioned two reports in 2014-16 looking at the effectiveness of self defence programmes for girls and women as a strategy for protection against violence. ‘Skills for Safety – Evaluation Report’, March 2016, by...
Ongoing
Feb 2016
Family Start workers make regular home visits and, using a structured program, seek to improve parenting capability and practice. Workers also actively work to promote breastfeeding, reduce home hazards, connect infants to immunisation and primary health services, promote children’s participation in early childhood education, and connect families to services that could help address family...

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