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Completed
Jun 2010
The second report in the Pacific Progress series, Education and Pacific peoples in New Zealandlooks at Pacific peoples’ experience of the education system and the most important factors for educational success. It provides context for policymakers and those who provide education services, and makes recommendations about how to improve Pacific peoples’ levels of educational achievement....
Completed
Dec 2009
This paper explores methods that might be used to construct new geographies for data reporting that are in some sense optimised. The objective of the paper is to evaluate an automatic method for generating robust statistical output zones that fulfil pre-specified optimal characteristics such as compactness of shape, minimum population size, standard mean population size, and constrained nesting...
Completed
Oct 2009
This project was motivated by the Accident Compensation Corporation’s (ACC’s) interest in better understanding the Linked Employer-Employee Dataset (LEED). In particular, they were interested in its usefulness in answering policy questions on the performance of the ACC scheme. The following is an example of such a policy related question. ACC investigations suggest that the time taken for...
Completed
Sep 2009
In recent years, workplace-based industry training has been growing at a faster rate than other forms of tertiary education and training. Government and industry have substantially increased their investments in industry training. However, there is not much information available on whether training improves participants’ skills, productivity, and labour market outcomes. In this paper, we examine...
Completed
Sep 2009
The investigation into the integration of tertiary education administrative data with the Linked Employer-Employee Dataset (LEED) indicates that the integration is feasible. This conclusion was reached following an examination of the quality of the input data, how well it can be integrated, the ability of the integrated dataset to produce official statistics and research, and an examination of...
Completed
Sep 2009
This report looks at the group of nearly 30,000 young domestic students who last enrolled in a tertiary education provider in 2003, and examines the influence of their tertiary education on their earnings in the first year following study and three years post-study.
Completed
Aug 2009
The study uses Linked-Employer-Employee Data (LEED) to examine short-term and seasonal employment patterns within the New Zealand horticulture industry. The study is a first attempt at using LEED to identify and measure the extent and distribution of seasonal jobs and workers within the New Zealand labour market. Monthly wage and salary information collected by LEED is used to describe the...
Completed
Aug 2009
This paper examines the impact of job loss due to firm closure on workers’ employment, earnings, and benefit receipt. It uses data from Statistics New Zealand’s Linked Employer-Employee Data (LEED). LEED is an administrative dataset in which the exit of a firm identifier does not always represent a complete firm closure. After selecting all continuing establishments with at least five employees...
Completed
Apr 2009
Matched employer-employee data research has found that workers’ wages are affected by the characteristics of the firms they work in, and that higher skilled workers tend to be employed by higher paying firms. This paper examines the contribution of workers’ job mobility to their wage dynamics. We focus on the possible trade-off between moving to a better paying firm and losing a firm-tenure...
Completed
Mar 2009
This research note is concerned with age structure variations in firms’ hiring patterns. It uses data from the Linked Employer-Employee Dataset (LEED) to document variations in the recruitment of older workers across industries, in the 2004/05 to 2006/07 period. It was motivated by concerns that the range of job opportunities that are open to job seekers aged 55 years and over may be more limited...

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