Families: Universal functions, culturally diverse values

Date published
19 Jul 2017
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Fact Sheet

When thinking about the wellbeing of diverse families, it is important to consider the influence of cultural values, as these shape not only who is part of the family unit but also the overall levels of wellbeing of the family.

Knowing about the influence of cultural values will enable the development of culturally responsive policies and services.

To help build shared knowledge, this At A Glance presents key findings drawn from research undertaken for the 2015 and 2016 Families and Whanau Status Reports to describe how cultural values influence family functioning in a society that is increasingly diverse.

Read the full 2016 report here.

Read the full 2015 report here.

Last update: 19 Jul 2017