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The research report Empirical evidence of the gender pay gap in New Zealand (led by Professor Gail Pacheco from AUT) tells us about the factors behind the gender pay gap and helps us focus our efforts. It is the first comprehensive update of the factors behind the national gender pay gap since 2003.
28 Feb 2017
Effect of motherhood on pay – methodology and full results presents the methodology and analysis we used in our investigation of a ‘motherhood penalty’ in New Zealand. It is intended for those interested in the technical details behind the findings we present in Effect of motherhood on pay – summary of results.
Teen Parent Units (TPUs) aim to improve access to schooling and to promote positive educational outcomes for teenagers who are pregnant or parents. They also provide wrap-around support, early childhood education for children, and links with health and social services. Existing evidence and ERO reports suggest that students value the...
The purpose of this report is to add to current knowledge around postnatal depression (PND) in New Zealand by providing an indication of PND prevalence as well as an overview of the social and life experiences, as well as help-seeking knowledge and attitudes, of women who might be experiencing PND. To this end, the current report uses...
Literature review – research into the effectiveness of self defence programmes for girls as a sexual violence and family violence prevention strategy
The Ministry of Social Development has funded self defence classes for school-age girls since 2001, primarily through the Women’s Self Defence Network – Wāhine Toa. The Ministry commissioned two reports in 2014-16 looking at the effectiveness of self defence programmes for girls and women as a strategy for protection against violence....
1 Mar 2016
The Ministry of Social Development has funded self defence classes for school-age girls since 2001, primarily through the Women’s Self Defence Network – Wāhine Toa. The Ministry commissioned two reports in 2014-16 looking at the effectiveness of self defence programmes for girls and women as a strategy for protection against violence. ‘...
Impact of the Family Start Home Visiting Programme on Outcomes for Mothers and Children: A Quasi-Experimental Study
Topics: Research, Social Services, Early Childhood Education, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Child Development, Child Mortality, Pregnancy, Children, Women
Family Start workers make regular home visits and, using a structured program, seek to improve parenting capability and practice. Workers also actively work to promote breastfeeding, reduce home hazards, connect infants to immunisation and primary health services, promote children’s participation in early childhood education, and connect...
Topics: Research, Human Rights & Civil Liberties, Law & Justice, Employment & Labour, Early Childhood Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Tertiary Education, Healthcare, Pregnancy, Women, Discrimination, Gender
Minister for Women Louise Upston has submitted the Government’s latest report to the United Nations on New Zealand’s efforts to eliminate discrimination against women. New Zealand is required to periodically report on the country’s performance under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)....
Practice: The New Zealand Corrections Journal: Volume 3 Issue 2: December 2015 - Evidence based practice
11 Dec 2015
Topics: Evaluation, Research, Conflict & Conflict Resolution, Crime & Safety, Prisons, Victims, Prisoners, Women, Youth
Contents Twenty years of Corrections - The evolution of offender rehabilitation - Dr Peter Johnston The High Risk Personality Programme - Revised: An evaluation report - Dr Nick Wilson, Glen Kilgour Women's experiences of rehabilitation and re-offending summary of findings - Marianne Bevan Te Kupenga - An approach to working with...
7 Dec 2015
This report describes the demographic profile of women giving birth (eg, age, ethnicity, deprivation) and selected antenatal factors (eg, BMI, smoking) events relating to labour and birth (eg, type of birth, interventions, place of birth) the demographic profile of live-born babies, their birthweight and gestation and care provided after...
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