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1 May 2006

This study aimed to draw together the international and national scholarly literature and New Zealand expert knowledge on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and families. It is hoped that this document will usefully inform the work of the Families Commission in the area of...

Document type: Report
Size: 166.7 KB
1 May 2006

The report highlights results from a research project entitled The Place of Caregiving: Community environments, participation, health and wellbeing.

The project, undertaken in Waitakere City and North Shore City in the Auckland region, explored the relationship between...

Document type: Report
Size: 319.07 KB
1 Apr 2006

Policymakers need to consider possible impacts on families when designing and implementing policies and services. This report documents a systematic review of empirical literature that considers the impacts of government policies on partnership formation, dissolution and reconstitution,...

Document type: Literature Review
Document: empirical-lit.pdf
Size: 1016.01 KB
1 Mar 2006

Around one in five people living in New Zealand were not born here and around 20 percent of people born here are believed to be living overseas.

This means that most people in New Zealand will at one time or another have links to family living overseas and can experience...

Document type: Report
Size: 231.2 KB
1 Mar 2006

This Families Commission report analysed public submissions about what makes families strong, the challenges they face, the choices they make to improve family life, and what would make things better for their families.

The report identified the following key factors...

Document type: Report
Size: 983.73 KB
1 Mar 2006

This paper explores the issues surrounding data collection and the diversity of family types, with particular emphasis on family connections across households.

Most of the official statistics in New Zealand and overseas rely on data collected on an individual or...

Document type: Report
Size: 278.25 KB
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
Last update: 18 Oct 2018