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Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu)

Website: Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit: Superu

We are the Families Commission and operate as Superu (the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit), an autonomous Crown entity governed by the Crown Entities Act 2004. We provide an independent perspective with regard to Government policy.

We were established by the Families Commission Act 2003 (amended 2013) to act as an advocate for the interests of families generally, and now also have responsibility to monitor and evaluate programmes and interventions in the social sector and to provide social science research into key issues.

Wider Economic Costs of Obesity to New Zealand

This report highlights the impact obesity has on our economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being. At an individual and family level it can affect our income...

Teen Births in New Zealand

Policymakers in New Zealand have been concerned by the teenage birth rate for many years. Cross-country comparisons indicate that New Zealand has a higher rate of...

Effective Parenting Programmes: What Works

Many parenting programmes are effective and support family wellbeing by improving parenting practices and thereby reducing the risks associated with child maltreatment. This review found: There are...