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Ethnicity measures, intermarriage and social policy
Ethnicity is a key variable in social science research and policy making. Yet, for many individuals in New Zealand society ethnicity is a fluid characteristic. Against a backdrop of historicalExpand
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New Zealanders' Working Time and Home Work Patterns: Evidence from the Time Use Survey
The Time Use Survey 1999 is a new and unique source of information on the working time patterns of New Zealanders. This study measures and describes the scheduling of paid work at different times ofExpand
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Since 1991 a growing share of the New Zealand population has reported more than one ethnic group in the census, with rates especially high among children. A key challenge arising from the collectionExpand
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Assessing the Optimal Length of Parental Leave for Child and Parental Well-Being
Parental leave is a complex area of public policy. Concerns include health protection for working mothers, equal employment opportunities for women, access to adequate antenatal and birthing care,Expand
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Ageing New Zealand: The Growing Reliance on Migrant Caregivers, a 2014 Update
Demographic change is driving the increasing demand for aged care in New Zealand. This paper examines the changing characteristics of caregivers for the elderly in terms of age, whether born in NewExpand
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Measuring Ethnicity in New Zealand: Developing Tools for Health Outcomes Analysis
Objective. This study examines the development of new tools for analysing links between ethnicity and health outcomes. In a New Zealand context, it focuses on (1) how ethnicity is increasinglyExpand
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Skin colour: Does it matter in New Zealand?
Pick up any official New Zealand publication which includes photographs representing the population and it is highly likely that the people featured will have visible characteristics, including skinExpand
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Sub-replacement fertility: is this an issue for New Zealand?
In all industrialised countries, including New Zealand, the population is ‘ageing’. The reasons for this vary somewhat between nations but, in most, a key driver has been a shift to below-replacementExpand
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Paid parental leave in New Zealand: a short history and future policy options
In early 2005 the Labour-Progressive government stated that, while New Zealand’s overall labour force participation rates were high, the rate for some groups of women, particularly those aged 25-34Expand
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