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Completed
Mar 2012
Childcare use and work arrangements in 1998 and 2009 compares the findings of the New Zealand Childcare Survey 2009 with those of the New Zealand Childcare Survey 1998. The past decade has seen major changes in New Zealand childcare policy and the work arrangements used by parents. This report highlights some of these changes.
Completed
2012
This study aimed to determine which household crowding measure worked best in the New Zealand context. The issue of crowded households has concerned researchers in New Zealand in recent years, particularly because of the relationship between crowding and ill-health. Research shows that the incidence of close-contact contagious diseases, such as meningitis and bacterial pneumonia, rises sharply...
Completed
2012
This report outlines preparations New Zealand households have made for a natural disaster, using information from the 2010 New Zealand General Social Survey (NZGSS). It follows a similar report using 2008 NZGSS data (see Natural disaster preparation at home). We present findings on how natural disaster preparations have changed since 2008. The information helps us determine how prepared New...
Completed
Nov 2011
This fact sheet uses information collected as part of Statistics New Zealand's Research and Development Survey to analyse trends in the source of university external research income (ERI) between 2000 and 2009.
Completed
Nov 2011
This paper’s purpose is to develop a suitable method to identify the contribution that start-up businesses (business births) make to total job creation in the New Zealand economy. And similarly, the contribution of closing businesses (business deaths) to total job destruction in the economy. Developing this method will enable further research into total job creation and destruction across the...
Completed
Nov 2011
Sampling errors for the six degrees of separation arose from a study in Statistics New Zealand of a large network, similar to the acquaintance graph. This network is of interest because of insight it may give us into knowledge diffusion between firms. The paper explains some statistical problems which came up in the course of the study, and their resolution. The solution to the statistical...
Completed
Aug 2011
In general, national statistics offices produce a range of key national economic indicators and population estimates. They may also produce other social, cultural, and environmental statistics, but not always. This paper defines the statistics generated by government agencies, whether from administrative or survey data, as official statistics. One way to increase the usefulness of these...
Completed
Jul 2011
The social and population statistics architecture provides a high-level view of the primary data sources and the ways in which they are combined to meet information needs in the future. Information needs will change over time, and we can expect continued demand for more detailed, complex, and comprehensive data. These demands must be met within constraints imposed by funding, by respondent burden...
Completed
2 Jun 2011
This report looks at people who used the Student Loan Scheme while undertaking tertiary study, and then went overseas. It profiles those overseas and looks at the characteristics of those who return to New Zealand and of those who stay awayThe analysis finds that at any point in time, a high proportion of borrowers will be overseas-based. Of those who were found to have returned, most did so...
Completed
Apr 2011
The demographic future is uncertain. Conventionally, this uncertainty is conveyed by different scenarios with specific, stated assumptions about the components of population change (fertility, mortality, and migration). Alternative projection scenarios give an indication of possible uncertainty, although the uncertainty is not quantified. A stochastic or probabilistic approach to projections can...

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