Research evidence

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29 Jun 2018

This is the sixth in a series of reports by Superu in its mandate to report annually about family and whānau in New Zealand.

Key findings

  • Health is a key focus for improving the wellbeing of sole parent families...
Document type: Report
Size: 3.96 MB
29 Jun 2018

This study is part of the 2018 Families and Whanau wellbeing work programme.

It explores whether some groups of sole parents are more likely to experience multiple disadvantage than others and if the types of disadvantage vary across different sole parent groups. Eight...

Document type: Report
Size: 1.11 MB
25 Jun 2018

When New Zealand’s welfare state was designed in 1938 it was based explicitly on the male-breadwinner/female-carer family model. At that time, almost all children were born to married parents (and a high proportion of those who were not were adopted out to married couples), labour force...

Document type: Report
Size: 404.8 KB
15 Jun 2018

This report is part of the 

Document type: Report
Size: 3.35 MB
10 Apr 2018

In 2014 the Families Commission Act was amended to give the Families Commission a new function alongside its role as advocate for the interests of families (and whānau). In addition to advocacy, the Commission was made responsible for monitoring and evaluating programmes and interventions...

Document type: Report
Size: 1.04 MB
21 Feb 2018

This report describes the He Awa Whiria – Braided Rivers model of using Western science and mātauranga M

Document type: Report
Size: 1.1 MB
8 Feb 2018

This research looks at residential movements in New Zealand. Previous studies have linked frequent movement with poor outcomes for the affected individuals and their families, including poor education and health outcomes. Frequent residential moves, especially involuntary ones, can also...

Document type: Report
Size: 2.38 MB
8 Feb 2018

This research is a review of the literature about freephone helplines and how they are used to provide social services support.

The research found that helplines remain an important channel for:

  • reaching a wide range of people with different...
Document type: Report
Size: 1.11 MB
9 Aug 2017

At the request of the Minister of Justice, Superu commissioned an evaluation of the Integrated Safety Response (ISR) pilots being run in Christchurch and Waikato. The pilots began in July 2016 (Christchurch) and October 2016 (Waikato).

This research was commissioned from...

Document type: Report
Size: 2 MB
20 Jul 2017

Research has identified land use regulations (the rules that determine what can be built where) as a key driver of house price rises in the United States. This publication summarises a...

Document type: Report
Size: 3.9 MB
Last update: 20 Aug 2018