Research evidence

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1 Mar 2006

This Families Commission report seeks to redress a gap in our understanding by exploring issues related to grandfathering, and draws on a wide range of published source material. Very little of this relates specifically to New Zealand, so the paper also includes some ideas for...

Document type: Report
Size: 163.28 KB
1 Mar 2006

This submission supported the Bill and advised that this was a a significant opportunity for our politicians to demonstrate leadership and a commitment to a violence-free society.

The Families Commission pointed out that the legislation would provide children with the...

Document type: Submission
Size: 173.55 KB
1 Oct 2005

Government policies have both positive and negative impacts on New Zealand families. The challenge for policymakers is to anticipate and understand potential impacts. This report recommends methods of family impact analysis to ensure that policies and services achieve good outcomes for...

Document type: Report
Size: 410.42 KB
1 Oct 2005

This report has helped guide the Families Commission work on families with dependent children.

It combined and discussed results of a literature review, focus groups, and other relevant studies, and presented a cohesive picture of the diverse range of issues important to...

Document type: Report
Size: 738.68 KB
1 Oct 2005

This Families Commission report reviews some of the main concepts and methodologies in the cost of children literature. It does not attempt to arrive at cost estimations.

It is well known that it takes a substantial amount of both time and money to raise children. It is...

Document type: Report
Size: 473.12 KB
1 Oct 2005

If New Zealand wants to move beyond zero tolerance for family violence, we must actively foster and promote healthy relationships across all levels and sectors of society. This Families Commission report provides an overview of:

  • definitions of family violence...
Document type: Report
Document: zero-tolerance.pdf
Size: 539.69 KB
1 Jun 2005

Research shows that parent support and development programmes, especially as part of overall strategies to address family concerns, can make a positive difference. This review looks at key parenting programmes in New Zealand and their key issues, provides recommendations, and suggests ways...

Document type: Report
Size: 456.2 KB
1 May 2005

Longitudinal data provides the opportunity to study the evolution of New Zealand families and to determine the impact of family background and circumstances on child development and family functioning.

It assesses five studies:

  • The Dunedin...
Document type: Report
Size: 896.75 KB
Last update: 24 Aug 2017