Topics: Research, Employment & Labour, Inequality, Unemployment, Education & Training, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Single Parents, Policy, Women, Youth, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Socio-economic status
It is tempting for policy-makers to subtract young mothers aged 15 to 24 from the NEET group, assuming young mothers have intentionally disengaged with employment, education and training due to their involvement in a caregiving role. This paper tests this assumption and identifies that not all NEET young mothers are out of the labour force by choice.
We find that nearly half of young...
This is a selective review of the evidence on the link between the cost and availability of early childhood education (ECE), and parents’, particularly mothers’, participation in work. This review is intended to inform policy advice on what impact changes in ECE costs would be likely to have on New Zealand mothers’ participation in work.
A report to the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, June 2010
Topics: Abuse & Neglect, Crime & Safety, Law & Justice, Victims, Employment & Labour, Income & Wealth, Unemployment, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Policy, Healthcare, Women, Quality of Life, Socio-economic status, Gender, Race & Ethnicity
Indicators for Change: Tracking the progress of New Zealand women is a periodical report published by the Ministry of Women's Affairs that provides a snapshot of the current social and economic status of women in New Zealand. The indicators used measure a range of outcomes that relate to the government's high-level goals for women.