Research evidence

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1 Dec 2008

The Families Commission and Retirement Commission are carrying out joint research on the indebtedness of New Zealand individuals and families. This background report identifies some of the key characteristics and trends around indebtedness.

Document type: Report
Size: 684.33 KB
1 Sep 2008

Our researchers talked in depth to 50 people to find out how they accessed information and support to sustain their couple relationships.

We found that people often discuss relationship problems, not with professional counsellors, but with their family, friends, GPs,...

Document type: Report
Document: Reaching-Out.pdf
Size: 1.06 MB
1 Sep 2008

This report presents research the Families Commission undertook in 2007/08 to explore how flexible working arrangements can best support family wellbeing and what the barriers and success factors relating to take-up of flexible working arrangements are.

A mixed method...

Document type: Report
Document: Give-and-Take.pdf
Size: 1.37 MB
1 Sep 2008

This Families Commission study focused on how parents working outside the normal Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 5.00pm working week, manage the care of their pre-school-aged children.

Many parents today are working long hours in paid and unpaid work and there are more...

Document type: Report
Document: juggling-acts.pdf
Size: 848.41 KB
1 Jul 2008

This research report looks at the dynamics of ageing in rural families through the lens of young people’s experiences, and begins to explore relationships between grandchildren and their grandparents.

Grandparenting merits critical research exploration, as roles and...

Document type: Report
Size: 734.17 KB
1 Jun 2008

In this submission, the Families Commission comments the proposal for all youths to remain in some form of education or training until aged 18.

The Families Commission supported the development and implementation of Schools Plus as it would provide an innovative platform...

Document type: Submission
Size: 126.64 KB
1 Jun 2008

In this submission, the Families Commission comments on proposals to allow parents with dependent children to share their income between them to lower their income tax.

The proposal will benefit families on middle incomes only and the Commission suggests that...

Document type: Submission
Size: 40.51 KB
1 Jun 2008

This Families Commission report contributes to a broad view of the complexity and importance of families, and how they can be supported to enhance their wellbeing.

Family form and structure have changed over the past 60 years, raising questions about how families can...

Document type: Report
Document: kiwi-nest.pdf
Size: 875.93 KB
1 May 2008

In this submission, the Families Commission comments on national action plan to increase breastfeeding of babies.

The Commission strongly supported the plan because babies benefit from breastfeeding. The submission includes information on research and consultations...

Document type: Submission
Size: 87.83 KB
1 May 2008

This Families Commission report describes the development, implementation and evaluation of a parenting programme that was developed as part of a wider tobacco reduction intervention, He Arorangi Whakamua.

In 2006 Whakauae Research Services (the research arm of Ngäti...

Document type: Report
Size: 774.21 KB
Last update: 24 Sep 2018