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

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Latest publications

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.

Trends in Jobseeker Support – Work Ready and the COVID-19 Income Relief Payment during 2020

September 2021

The third report in a series, this report extends the analysis of trends already published on the composition of Jobseeker Support Work-Ready grants to the end of April 2020 to the rest of 2020.

Fact-sheet: what’s happening to the number of sole parents on benefit?

September 2021

Over the past 20 years, there has been a general decline in the number of sole parents on benefit, however since 2019, we saw slight growth in this population, which increased with the impact of COVID-19. MSD has done more work to understand the drivers for these changing trends.

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