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This paper analyses the effects of a large reform in the minimum wages affecting youth workers in New Zealand since 2001. Prior to this reform, a youth minimum wage, applying to 16-19 year-olds, was set at 60% of the adult minimum. The reform had two components. First, it lowered the eligible age for the adult minimum wage from...
This report provides a Pacific perspective on the New Zealand Mental Health Classification and Outcomes Study (CAOS Report). It is intended to highlight implications of the report for Pacific people’s mental health. The report is in two sections. The first section summarises the CAOS report findings, with direct reference to...
This literature review reviews the international and New Zealand literature on the business case for adopting work-life balance policies. The business case is established by weighing up the costs and benefits of introducing work-life balance policies and determining if the net impact is positive. In New Zealand, the EEO Trust’s...
The Mental Health Commission believes it's timely to take a look at what's going on in the world of disability and employment policy and how that is likely to impact on people with ongoing mental health problems. This paper doesn't aim to be an in-depth critique of disability and employment policy. Rather, it is...
Over the past two decades, international movements of people have increased significantly. This is not migration in the traditional sense – the ease and cheapness of travel and communication means that individuals (and their families) may travel internationally for employment, without settling for the rest of their lives as in...
The main purpose of this report was to document an evaluation of the business immigration policy, which was introduced in April 1999. The main aim of the evaluation was to assess whether policy objectives were being met and to identify both the strengths of the policy, as well as areas that could be improved.
In this paper we discuss a case study-based methodology for evaluation and policy development within the Department of Labour (DoL), which was jointly developed with the Centre for Research on Work, Education and Business (WEB Research) between 1997-2002. We illustrate the particular role of research in bridging policy and...
This study examines the effectiveness of government legislation in reducing the incidence of workplace accidents and other health and safety risks in New Zealand. A simple model of the relationship between firms and the Occupational Safety and Health Service, which enforces these regulations, is outlined. Administrative data for...
This paper estimates the impact of different categories of employment policy interventions on subsequent outcomes for jobseekers. We generate a range of estimates to help us distinguish programme effects from selection effects. We also examine the robustness of our findings for a range of sub-populations. Referrals to vacancies...
There is much debate about retirement income policy. Several studies have examined savings behaviour and the future affordability of New Zealand Superannuation (e.g. Periodic Report Group 1997, Investment Savings and Insurance Association of New Zealand 1998). In contrast little attention has been paid to possible future changes...
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