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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.

Paid Parent Leave - In Focus

Paid parental leave is part of a package of government policies that support parents and families. This paper discusses both the labour market dynamics associated with...

Growing Up in New Zealand: At 2 years old

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...

Families and Whānau Status Report

The Families and Whānau Status Report is a series that aims to enrich our understanding of family and whānau wellbeing. Measuring family wellbeing is complicated, not...

What works: for children exposed to family violence

This What works for children exposed to family violence? brings together evidence about the best interventions which make a positive difference to these children’s lives. The main...

Off-benefit transitions

The research looked at 140,000 people who moved off a benefit from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011. This period was chosen because it allowed...