Publications and resources

Resource centre for Ministry publications, statistics and fact sheets.

This section contains publications and resources produced by the Ministry of Social Development.

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Latest publications

Housing related experiences of families with young children in Aotearoa New Zealand

This study used Growing Up in New Zealand data for the first four years of a child’s life to understand the housing experiences of children and their families, particularly those living in rental accommodation and those in low income households

The Material Wellbeing of NZ Households

The 2021 report updates the 2019 edition using non-incomes data from Stats NZ’s larger 2018-19 and 2019-20 Household Economic Surveys, and includes New Zealand’s rankings for international comparisons of material hardship rates.

The material wellbeing of New Zealand households: trends and relativities using non-income measures

This report provides information on the material wellbeing of New Zealanders using non-income measures (or non-monetary indicators).

The report uses data from Stats NZ's Household Economic Surveys (HES) from 2006-07 to 2019-2020 and from MSD's 2008 Living Standards Survey.

Life During Lockdown: Findings from the GUiNZ survey

MSD commissioned Growing Up in New Zealand to survey the health, wellbeing and education experiences of around 2,500 cohort children during the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Health-related parenting behaviours across early childhood: Evidence from GUiNZ

Researchers used Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) data to shed light on the impact of health-related parenting behaviours (ie, food/smoking/screen time and physical activity) on their children’s health in their first four and a half years.

Social, psychosocial and employment impacts of COVID-19 in New Zealand: Insights from the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study 2020/2021

Focusing on health and well-being, relationships and social connections, employment and financial outcomes, perceived discrimination, and institutional trust and national identification, this report provides insights into the impacts of the four COVID Alert Levels on New Zealanders’ social wellbeing, and identifies areas where further investigation might be beneficial for decision makers. The data for this research was taken from the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study (NZAVS) longitudinal study.

Evaluation of the impact of the Budget-19 investment

September 2021

This report sought to identify how the government’s Budget-19 funding has impacted Sexual Violence Service agencies so far, and their plans and expectations for the funding over the remaining two years of their contract.

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