The New Zealand Work Research Institute provides high quality research across a broad multidisciplinary programme concerned with people and work.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for a two-year fixed-term position. You will join a core group of economists, working in public economics; health education and labour economics; demography; urban economics and related fields. You will also work closely with our Director, Professor Gail Pacheco, who was the 2018 recipient of the prestigious NZIER Economics Award. Apply now.

The Value of Care: the 2017 Pay Equity Settlement

This is an open event to launch the report 'The Value of Care: Understanding the impact of the 2017 Pay Equity Settlement on the residential aged care, home and community care and disability sectors'. Dr Julie Douglas and Associate Professor Katherine Ravenswood conducted focus groups and interviews with managers and care and support workers to understand how the pay equity settlement affected them. Register for the event.

Productivity of Housing Construction

On 14 February 2019, the Productivity Hub hosted Dr Nan Jiang to present a literature discussion and scoping exercise of NZ's housing construction sector.
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World Internet Project: Results for Auckland

The World Internet Project (WIP) is a major, international, collaborative project looking at the social, political and economic impact of the internet and other new technologies. As a co-sponsor of the 2017 WIP New Zealand survey, Auckland Council permitted a booster sample to be collected and analysed for internet usage in the Auckland sub-sample.

How has the 2017 Pay Equity Settlement affected your work?

Dr Katherine Ravenswood and Dr Julie Douglas are exploring the challenges and advantages associated with the Settlement in residential aged care, home and community care and the disability sectors. Focus groups will be held with managers and employees in each sector. All are welcome to participate!

Health Care Homes: Early Evidence in Wellington

Dr Kabir Dasgupta and Professor Gail Pacheco present a case study analysis of innovation in one part of the New Zealand healthcare system. This paper focuses on the NZ Health Care Home initiative and investigates the impact of its implementation on a wide array of health events.

Women and diversity explored at the Peace Symposium 2018

AUT Director of Diversity, Professor Edwina Pio, spoke about peace and diversity at the Peace Symposium 2018. "Peace-building is a multi-layered and delicate process. Beyond the absence of conflict, it focuses on restoring dignity and worth".

Prolific research makes Conversation Yearbook

Professor Jarrod Haar's article 'Working four-day weeks for five days' pay? Research shows it pays off' will appear in The Conversation Yearbook 2018. Jarrod's piece is one of just four articles in this year's Top 50 to be penned by a New Zealander.

Diverse workforce explored in the New Zealand Aged Care Conference

Professor Edwina Pio, University Director of Diversity, was part of the diversity and inclusion in the workplace panel at the recent New Zealand Aged Care Conference. The panel discussed how the aged care sector can engage and work productively with migrants and enhance relationships with all employees, while delivering quality care for residents.

UN Women's Empowerment Principles Survey 2018

Professor Gail Pacheco, Professor Jarrod Haar and Eva Parker published the results of the 2018 UN Women's Empowerment Principles Survey. The aim of the survey is to uncover policies and practices within New Zealand's largest organisations on behalf of United Nations (UN) Women, with a specific focus on the Women's Empowerment Principles.

Professor takes out economics prize

AUT Professor Gail Pacheco has received the 2018 NZIER Economics Award in recognition of research that provides insights to social issues affecting the country. Gail's work stood out to the Awarding Panel due its diversity, quantity and quality.

Counting what counts for women at work

New Zealand celebrates 125 years of suffrage in September. Employment Today asked Professor Gail Pacheco how well we are doing in terms of gender equity at work.

Parenthood and labour market outcomes

New report commissioned by the Ministry for Women, and written in conjunction with Motu. See also 1News, NZ Herald, The Conversation, Radio NZ, NewstalkZB, Stuff ,  Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times, WA Today and Victorious.


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