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



Divorced women end up worse off than men

In 46 per cent of the separations the man gained financially compared to their ex-spouse, after taking into account the change in their family size. Listen to Michael Fletcher talk with Mike Hosking on Newstalk ZB. See also NZ Herald, Radio NZ and Scoop.



Work's broader risk factors

Julie Douglas and Katherine Ravenswood argue that improving health and safety among aged care workers requires attending to broader factors, such as pay. They are featured in Safeguard magazine.


Vulnerable transient population the size of Hamilton

New research shows roughly 150,000 people are considered to be 'vulnerable transient'. Kathryn Ryan speaks with co-author of the report, Gail Pacheco on Nine to Noon, Radio NZ. See also AUT News, Newstalk ZB, and NZ Herald.



Older Women Have More Fun

Author of the Wellbeing @ Work Study, Professor Jarrod Haar says, when it comes to work-life balance and satisfaction with life and careers, it’s women over the age of 55 who are the clear winners. He talks to Jack Tame Breakfast on TVNZ1.
See also AUT News, Newshub and NZ Herald.



Jarrod Haar appointed to Marsden Fund Council

Business School Professor and Deputy Direct of the NZ Work Research Institute, Jarrod Haar joins a new cohort of prominent academics appointed to the Marsden Fund Council by Research, Science and Innovation Minister Hon Dr Megan Woods.



Low pay in New Zealand

MBIE commissioned this research to better understand the low pay sector within New Zealand, and the changing nature of this group in recent years.



Welfare system needs radical shake up

After nine years of National's so-called welfare reform, there is a certain irony in the fact that one of the most urgent tasks facing the new Government is welfare reform. The lesson is that welfare is for us all. It is not the "us-and-them" thing National would have had us believe.



 

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