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Media Release - New Zealand Families and whānau faring well with the exception of single parents

Today the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu) released the 2015 Families and Whānau Status Report measuring how New Zealand families and whānau are faring across a range of well-being indicators.

Media release – Vulnerable children of gang-involved parents require greater focus; community-based approaches promising

What Works: Improving outcomes for children of gang-involved parents was released by Superu today.

Improving outcomes for children with a parent in prison

Today Superu released a new research publication titled What Works: Improving outcomes for children with a parent in prison.

It is estimated that 20,000 New Zealand children are affected by parental imprisonment. Māori children are much more likely to have a parent in prison compared to...

Media Release - Maori worldview key to success for whanau parenting programmes

Today Superu is releasing What Works: Parenting programmes effective with whānau, a summary of the key findings from a Superu research report on effective parenting programmes published in April 2014.

Youth Mental Health Project – formative evaluation

In 2012, the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project (YMHP) was established to address concerns about mental health vulnerability in young people.

What works for reducing the impact of alcohol on family violence

Today Superu published the paper Reducing the impact of alcohol on family violence. Previously little focus has been given to bringing together research on the role of alcohol in family violence.

What works: effective parenting programmes

Family and whānau wellbeing is central to achieving positive social and economic outcomes.

Paid Parent leave

Superu's role is to provide evidence on a range of social issues. We are currently reviewing the evidence related to paid parental leave and will make this available on our website in coming weeks.


The wider economic and social costs of obesity

The wider economic and social costs of obesity

Obesity is an important global issue that has severe social and economic impacts on people, their families and whanau, and society.

Teen births in New Zealand: current trends

New Zealand has high teen birth rates compared to other OECD countries and was second only to the United States in 2010. Teen births are associated with poor educational and social outcomes for some teen parents and their children.

Last update: 18 Jun 2018