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5 Aug 2017
Commissioned
Topics: Research, Gambling
This report examines the factors affecting spending on Class 4 Gaming machines. In particular, it seeks to explain the apparent upturn in expenditure that started around the end of 2013. Before then, there had been a steady decrease in expenditure that resulted from provisions in the Gambling Act 2003.

Aug 2017
Completed
Topics: Research, Māori, Culture
This paper A matter of personal and national identity – a note on revitalising Māori culture provides his perspective as one who is “looking in from the outside.” This is the second in a series of papers Te Puni Kōkiri commissioned to contribute to the development of our work around Oranga...

Aug 2017
Completed
In this paper, Pūmau Tonu te Mauri, Living as Māori, now and in the future Sir Mason reminds us of the challenge to adopt and support policies and programmes that foster a secure cultural identity so that Māori might live well as Māori. This is the first in a series of papers Te Puni...

26 Jul 2017
Completed
Not all suicide is the same and youth suicide often has different drivers to suicide at later ages. Further while much is spoken and argued about its prevention, it remains a complex and contentious area with much advocacy for unproven interventions. This disccusion paper makes the point that youth suicide is more than simply a...

21 Jul 2017
Completed
Is balancing the sex of their children important to New Zealand parents? Evidence from recent birth data looks at whether New Zealand parents have preferences for sons or daughters, and whether the sex of previous children affects family size. Are parents of two or three children of the...

Jul 2017
Completed
Topics: Research, Gambling
This report uses data from the 2014 HLS to assess experience, knowledge and opinions about gambling harm among New Zealand adults, both overall and among different social and population groups (as defined by gender, ethnicity, neighbourhood deprivation level, risk of gambling harm, type of gambling participation, and number of...

Jul 2017
Completed
This discussion document explores some proposals for improving the way social policy entitlements and obligations are administered by Inland Revenue. These entitlement and obligation payments are: Working for Families Tax Credits; child support; student loan...

Jul 2017
Completed
Topics: Research, Policy
This report reviews the state of New Zealand's science advisory ecosystem, identifying where progressive improvements could still be made.

Jul 2017
Completed
This is part of a series of in-depth reports from the Survey of Adult Skills. This report covers key findings on how New Zealand youth (aged 16 to 24) compare internationally and what factors are associated with higher youth skills.

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