Projects tagged with Women
142 results found
Topics: Research, Self-Advocacy, Employment & Labour, Income & Wealth, Inequality, Retirement, Social Security & Welfare, Older People, Women, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Socio-economic status
This report summarises the findings from interviews with four women in their midfifties. The key purpose of the interviews was to find out about the women’s experiences of factors in the workplace that impact on their ability to accumulate assets for retirement. The women were based in the wider Wellington...
9 Mar 2012
with: Ministry of Health: MoH
Topics: Families & Whānau, Public Service, Child Mortality, Healthcare, Pregnancy, Teen Pregnancy, Children, Women, Quality of Life
The Maternity Consumer Survey aims to assess women’s perceptions of maternity services. Previous surveys were carried out in 1999, 2002 and 2007. In 2011, for the first time, the Ministry also carried out a survey of bereaved women who had lost a baby between 20 weeks pregnancy and four weeks after birth.
Topics: International Research, Literature review, Employment & Labour, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Income & Wealth, Inequality, Retirement, Social Security & Welfare, Older People, Women
As the policy challenges of dealing simultaneously with an ageing population, increased costs of health care and welfare benefits, and economic and fiscal constraints, an increased expectation for self-funding in relation to retirement income is being encouraged in New Zealand. At the same time, there is recognition that...
16 Feb 2012
Topics: Research, Self-Advocacy, Community Development, Employment & Labour, Housing & Homelessness, Income & Wealth, Poverty & Child Poverty, Social Security & Welfare, Social Services, Whānau, Children, Māori, Women, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Culture, Customs & Traditions, Religion, Beliefs & Spirituality
This Families Commission research aims to better understand ways to support families and whānau in financial hardship, and to identify practical strategies for working with these families and whānau. It explores, in depth, practices that community organisations use when working with families and whānau in...
To what extent do individual superannuation schemes in New Zealand address needs for retirement income in a gender-neutral manner?
Topics: Research, Advocacy, Employment & Labour, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Income & Wealth, Retirement, Social Security & Welfare, Older People, Women
Women’s financial wellbeing and net worth in retirement are influenced by a variety of contextual factors and by decisions women make during their life cycle. New Zealand has a legal and policy framework in place to protect against discrimination, but gender gaps remain. These gender imbalances are generated through differences...
with: Sport New Zealand
Sport New Zealand’s 2011 Young People’s Survey (YPS) is the most significant piece of research into young New Zealanders’ participation in sport and recreation in more than 10 years. The survey is a school-based survey of over 17,000 young New Zealanders (5 to 18 years old). The scale of the survey allows us, for the first time...
7 Dec 2011
Topics: Research, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Policy, Healthcare, Pregnancy, Teen Pregnancy, Tikanga, Whānau, Whenua, Māori, Women, Quality of Life, Socio-economic status, Culture, Discrimination, Gender, Race & Ethnicity, Religion, Beliefs & Spirituality
This review is a part of a broader research project being undertaken by the Families Commission in relation to teenage pregnancy and ‘repeat’ teenage pregnancy. The project seeks to answer a number of key questions that have been shaped by the Minister of Social Development in response to what is considered an issue of...
1 Dec 2011
Topics: Research, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Leadership, Policy, Whānau, Women, Youth, Culture, Customs & Traditions, Language
In the report Whānau Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Colleen Tuuta wrote a chapter based on interviews with a stunning group of Māori leaders. The chapter identified themes that were woven...
with: Ministry for Women
This study was to understand what employers were currently doing in New Zealand to attract and retain women in male-dominated trades and to learn more about the benefits of having women in what have been traditionally male-dominated industries.
24 Aug 2011
Topics: Social Services, Families & Whānau, Leadership, Policy, Public Service, Whānau, Children, Women
This resource is a provocative and vibrant account of the ‘doing it differently together,’ that is social innovation. It charts the relational journey made by a group of social innovators comprising staff from the Families Commission, and four exemplary social service organisations, who came together to undertake an ‘action...
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