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14 Dec 2017

Since 2004*, the Families Commission and, more recently, Superu have done a significant amount of research on what works to improve outcomes for families and whanau. Large shares of health, housing, care and protection services are provided by families and whanau, and generally neither...

Document type: Fact Sheet
Size: 270.1 KB
17 Aug 2017

The transition to school is an important milestone for young children with impacts on later outcomes. Transition is more likely to be successful if a preschooler participates in high-quality early childhood education. This includes the amount of time spent reading books at home with...

Document type: Fact Sheet
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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 is a summary of the

Document type: Research Summary
Size: 464.29 KB
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
27 Jun 2017

The Families and Whānau Status Report 2017 looks at the pivotal role that families and whānau hold within our society.

It's the fifth in a series of annual reports which provide an essential background to any study, process or programme involving...

Document type: Report
Size: 2.92 MB
27 Jun 2017

This is part of a suite of reports released as part of the Families and Whānau Status Report 2017.

Multiple disadvantage is measured and conceptualised in...

Document type: Report
Size: 225.33 KB
27 Jun 2017

This is part of a suite of reports released as part of the Families and Whānau Status Report 2017.

To analyse the prevalence and types of disadvantage faced...

Document type: Report
Size: 751.78 KB
27 Jun 2017

This is a summary of the Families and Whānau Status Report 2017.

The Report looks at the pivotal role that families and whānau hold within our society. It...

Document type: Research Summary
Size: 476.12 KB
13 Jun 2017

This 'What works for children exposed to family violence?' brings together evidence about the best interventions which make a positive difference to these children’s lives.

The main highlight of this paper is that the harm caused by family...

Document type: What Works
Size: 992.49 KB
Last update: 22 Jun 2018