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Topics: Monitoring, Research, Community Development, Families & Whānau, Marriage & Marital Relationship, Relationships, Single Parents, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Quality of Life, Socio-economic status, Race & Ethnicity
Here you’ll find regional data on the wellbeing of families and whānau across the different regions of New Zealand: National Northland Auckland Waikato Bay of Plenty Hawke’s Bay Gisborne Taranaki Manawatu-Whanganui Wellington Marlborough & Nelson West Coast & Tasman Canterbury Otago Southland Our regional data about families and...
Ministry of Social Development: MSD, Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit: Superu (Legally known as the Families Commission)
Topics: Methodology, Monitoring, Research, Blended Families, Families & Whānau, Households, Parenting, Single Parents, Ageing, Child Development, Drugs & Alcohol, Pregnancy, Children, Māori, Pacific People, Vulnerable & Disadvantaged, Women, Youth, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Resilience, Socio-economic status
Growing Up in New Zealand is a longitudinal study that provides an up-to-date, population relevant picture of what it is like to be a child growing up in New Zealand in the 21st century. It is the first longitudinal study of its kind that has recruited and collected information from both mothers and their partners from before children...
Topics: Research, Employment & Labour, Income & Wealth, Families & Whānau, Single Parents, Teen Pregnancy, Māori, Pacific People, Women, Culture, Gender, Race & Ethnicity
This paper looks at improving the economic independence of women with low or no qualifications; women who are not in education, training or employment; and Māori and Pacific women.
Topics: Research, Employment & Labour, Inequality, Social Impact, Unemployment, Education & Training, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Single Parents, Policy, Women, Youth, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Socio-economic status
It is tempting for policy-makers to subtract young mothers aged 15 to 24 from the NEET group, assuming young mothers have intentionally disengaged with employment, education and training due to their involvement in a caregiving role. This paper tests this assumption and identifies that not all NEET young mothers are out of the labour...
Topics: Evaluation, Research, Law & Justice, Social Impact, Caregivers, Divorce, Families & Whānau, Households, Marriage & Marital Relationship, Parenting, Relationships, Single Parents, Children
Parenting through Separation is a free voluntary information programme for parents and aims to help separating parents help their children. A summary of participant feedback is available as a PDF below. The feedback shows that 94 percent of the 10,353 participants who completed an evaluation form either agreed or strongly agreed that the...
11 Nov 2010
Topics: Employment & Labour, Housing & Homelessness, Income & Wealth, Poverty & Child Poverty, Social Impact, Social Security & Welfare, Social Services, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Relationships, Single Parents, Children, Vulnerable & Disadvantaged, Socio-economic status
The Families Commission aims to inform debate about policies that affect families. Good debate starts with solid information about the lives and needs of families. Understanding the issues faced by sole-parent families is important when developing any family-related policy, because it is common to experience a period of time in a sole-...
Topics: Evaluation, Research, Employment & Labour, Income & Wealth, Inequality, Poverty & Child Poverty, Social Impact, Families & Whānau, Households, Parenting, Single Parents, Children, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Quality of Life, Socio-economic status
The following reports are from the Working for Families project.
Ministry of Health: MoH, Ministry of Social Development: MSD, Ministry of Justice: MoJ, Ministry of Education: MoE, Te Puni Kōkiri: TPK, Ministry for Pacific Peoples: MPP, Inland Revenue Department: IRD, Statistics New Zealand, Ministry for Women, Families Commission (now operates as the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit: Superu)
The Ministry of Social Development led a cross-agency and cross-sector research programme that looked at changes in the rate of sole parenthood, sole parent employment and poverty, and at sole parents’ mental health and criminal victimisation. It has also offered insights into approaches that help based on interviews with a group of...
4 Jun 2010
Topics: Employment & Labour, Income & Wealth, Poverty & Child Poverty, Social Security & Welfare, Unemployment, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Single Parents, Policy, Children, Pacific People, Women, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Quality of Life, Resilience, Culture, Customs & Traditions, Discrimination, Gender
This Families Commission report looked at a social environment in which families have priority and can flourish, enabling more families to achieve the successful outcomes they aspire to. Discussions about parenting often cast single mothers in a negative light. They are viewed as creating an environment that is not conducive to raising...
8 Dec 2009
Topics: Literature review, Research, Self-Advocacy, Support Groups, Adoption & Fostering, Caregivers, Divorce, Families & Whānau, Marriage & Marital Relationship, Single Parents, Whānau, Asian, Children, Māori, Men, Older People, Pacific People, Vulnerable & Disadvantaged
The Families Commission has been investigating issues related to parenting since 2005. When we have consulted with parents, mostly mothers have responded. Fathers and fathering have been somewhat neglected in research on families. We know little about the circumstances of our fathers and their support needs, despite overseas research...
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