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2009
The focus of Statistics New Zealand’s 2009 report Measuring New Zealand’s Progress Using a Sustainable Development Approach: 2008 was to answer the question ‘How is New Zealand progressing towards or away from sustainable development?’. This brochure presents key findings from that report. It addresses the issue of sustainable development using four main questions, which are answered by the...
Completed
Dec 2008
The idea that the world is a small place has been around for a long time. In the 1960’s the psychologist Stanley Milgram, who is perhaps best known for his controversial work on obedience behavior (Milgram, 1963), conducted an experiment to determine the average path length for social networks of people in the United States of America (Milgram, 1967). His findings indicated that on average people...
Completed
Dec 2008
The construction industry experienced heightened activity from 2001 to 2006 concurrent with low interest rates, high population growth, strong wage and job growth, and property investments from overseas. Following this heightened demand, there was a 41.4 percent increase in employment in the construction industry over the six-year period. This compared with a 15.5 percent increase across all...
Completed
Dec 2008
The publication of job tenure statistics from Statistics New Zealand’s Linked Employer-Employee Dataset (LEED) in 2006 provided the first comprehensive source of information in this area for New Zealand. The most noteworthy aspect of the new statistics was the high number of jobs with short tenure. LEED job tenure statistics are constructed from administrative data that is collected for tax,...
Completed
Dec 2008
This paper uses longitudinal data from the Linked Employer-Employee Dataset to describe the employment and earnings patterns of people who first received paid parental leave between 1 July 2002 and 30 June 2005. Recipients were observed for at least 36 months before starting leave and at least 18 months afterwards. We focused on whether and when recipients returned to work, whether recipients...
Completed
Nov 2008
Survey responses indicate that the majority of working-aged New Zealanders would prefer to make a gradual transition from work to retirement, rather than move abruptly from full-time work to non-employment. This study describes the employment patterns and transitions of people who were aged in their 60s and moved from employment to inactivity during the 1999–2007 period, using longitudinal data...
Completed
16 Oct 2008
This paper describes Statistics New Zealand’s development of the prototype Longitudinal Business Database (LBD). The LBD is the result of a two-year feasibility study to integrate longitudinal administrative and survey data, at the enterprise level, that will meet users’ needs to better understand the dynamics of enterprise performance without increasing respondent load. The LBD has been used to...
Completed
Sep 2008
Changes to youth minimum wage legislation in New Zealand together with steady increases in minimum wages since 2001 have contributed to substantial increases in the minimum wages for teenage workers, and significant increases in the number of teen workers earning at or near minimum wages. With these changes as a backdrop, this paper uses data from Statistics New Zealand’s Linked Employer-Employee...
Completed
Sep 2008
This paper examines the impact of job loss due to firm closure on workers’ employment and earnings. It uses data from Statistics New Zealand’s Linked Employer-Employee Data (LEED). LEED is an administrative dataset in which the death of a firm identifier does not always represent a complete firm closure. After selecting all continuing establishments with at least five employees that ‘died’ in...
Completed
May 2008
This study describes the employment patterns and work-to-retirement transitions of New Zealanders who were who were born between 1 April 1936 and 31 March 1940 and aged in their 60s during the 1999–2007 period, using longitudinal data from the Linked Employer-Employee Dataset. The study has two main parts. The first part provides an overview of the employment rates and income support patterns...

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