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ERIC Number: EJ789893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Measuring Changes in Family Wellbeing in New Zealand 1981-2001
Cotterell, Gerard; Wheldon, Mark; Milligan, Sue
Social Indicators Research, v86 n3 p453-467 May 2008
Since the mid-1980s, New Zealand has experienced extensive economic, social and political reforms. The economic impact of these changes has been closely monitored and much commented upon. However, the social impacts of the reforms on different family types are less well understood. This paper outlines a project designed to monitor how the reforms impacted upon specific family types via the use of indicators of family wellbeing constructed from census data. These indicators show that for a range of family types, the reforms of the 1980s and 1990s varied in their impact, with single-parent families faring worst.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand