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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.

New research raises important questions about Kiwi kids

Superu (formerly the Families Commission) welcomes the release of the latest report from the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study.

Knowledge Exchange Forums

From time to time, Superu holds Knowledge Exchange Forums to help decision-makers to better understand how to tackle social problems.

Intimate partner violence and the workplace

This Issues Paper, by the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, aims to raise awareness of intimate partner violence (IPV) as a matter that has serious implications for the workplace.

Services and support for families and whānau in Christchurch

This report seeks to understand what services, support and information Christchurch families and whānau need to build resilience and aid in their psychosocial recovery from the earthquakes.

We're now called Superu

From 1 December 2014, the Families Commission started operating as the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit, or Superu for short.

Briefing to the Incoming Minister

The Families Commission has released its briefing to the Incoming Minister.

Please note that this document has been proactively released. Redactions made to this document have been made consistent with provisions of the Official Information Act 1982.

Multiple factors at play in family violence

The Families Commission welcomes the release of the report ‘Measuring the Economic Costs of Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence in New Zealand’ as another opportunity to highlight the significant toll family violence takes on our society.

Interim Families Commissioner appointed

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley today announced that Jo-anne Wilkinson has been appointed as interim Families Commissioner and Chair of the Families Commission Board.

“I’m delighted that Ms Wilkinson has agreed to take on the role while we look for a permanent appointment.

Last update: 22 Sep 2018