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Sep 2004
This paper uses an experimental dataset under development at Statistics New Zealand, the Linked Employer-Employee Database (LEED), to examine labour market outcomes for individuals previously receiving welfare benefits. This data contains monthly information on individuals’ benefit and earnings receipts over the three-year period from April 1999 to March 2002. In contrast to most administrative...
Jun 2004
This review was undertaken in response to the evolving nature of the ethnic make up of New Zealand society and of the needs of users of ethnicity statistics. The purpose of the review was to examine the concepts and measurements of ethnicity used in official statistics, to ensure the continued relevance of the statistics. The review began in 2000 with publication of its terms of reference. A...
Mar 2004
This report presents findings from the pilot of the Longitudinal Immigration Survey: New Zealand (LisNZ). It is the first in a series of reports from this survey. The primary objective of the LisNZ is to provide reliable and authoritative data about migrants’ initial settlement experiences in New Zealand and the outcomes of immigration policies. The survey is intended to provide a profile of new...
Jun 2003
Based on the New Zealand Framework for Cultural Statistics, information from the Cultural Experiences Survey provides a snapshot of New Zealanders’ engagement with cultural activities as diverse as listening to popular music, visiting museums and art galleries, visiting marae and buying original art works and craft objects. This information is supplemented by expenditure information from the...
This report presents the results of a review of injury data, which was led jointly by the Department of Labour and Statistics New Zealand. The review was initiated by the government in response to a need for information to monitor trends in injury events, identify emerging health and safety issues and determine the cost of injury to society. It coincided with a review of the accident...
From July 1998 to June 1999, around 8,500 New Zealanders aged 12 years and over took part in the country’s first national Time Use Survey. This involved keeping a diary of everything they did over a two-day period and answering questions about themselves, their households and their activities. This pamphlet summarises the information gathered on cultural activities, as defined by the New Zealand...
Dec 2001
Socio-economic Factors and the Fertility of New Zealand Women is the first of three publications which set out to analyse some aspects of the data on the number of children born to women enumerated in the 1996 Census of Population and Dwellings. It is followed by a separate study of the relationship between ethnicity and fertility and how this contributes to the ethnic fabric of New Zealand life...
Nov 2001
This project explores the potential of the Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) data base for analysis of labour market flows over periods of up to eight quarters and to increase understanding of the nature of those flows. It is an exercise to test the ability of the data and the matching methodology to provide useful results by concentrating on transition distributions and frequencies of changes...
Jun 2001
In 1997 Statistics New Zealand was granted funding from the Foundation for Research Science and Technology (FRST) to conduct a feasibility study for a Longitudinal Survey of Income, Employment and Family Dynamics (LSIEFD). This report is the final output from the feasibility project and sets out the results and conclusions from consultation and research that was conducted during this project....

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