Research evidence

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1 Jul 2006
This report considers the use of the māori word 'whānau' in social policy-making, details the personal reactions of participants to various forms and derivations of whānau, and highlights problems when using the term in legislation and policy. This small qualitative study into whānau was...
Document type: Report
Size: 237.25 KB
1 Jun 2006
This research report identified and reviewed the current research literature about the impacts on children of heavy parental alcohol use. Research on alcohol-related harm has historically focused primarily on the negative effects of alcohol consumption on the individual drinker. As a result the...
Document type: Report
Size: 364.5 KB
1 Jun 2006
This Families Commission report examines family life in the twenty-first century, often characterised by anxiety and uncertainty about what it means to ‘be family’, and what the functions of families are. The stability provided by external sources such as church, state and community is being...
Document type: Report
Size: 183.64 KB
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 ICTs....
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 characteristics of the...
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, fertility...
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 the isolation, lack of...
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 which enhance or challenge...
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 household basis. Hence we commonly...
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 groundbreaking...
Document type: Report
Size: 163.28 KB
Last update: 25 May 2017