Our document library houses all published reports from Big Data, Primary Surveys and internal research projects.
Most authors also present their findings at seminars and symposiums and copies of their presentations are found here together with a record of our working papers.
State Dependence in Immunization and the Role of Discouragement
We investigate whether having a child immunized at a prior schedule genuinely increases the likelihood of vaccinating the child at the subsequent schedule. Using longitudinal data from the Growing Up in New Zealand study, we apply a random-effects model that also controls for the initial immunization status. We detect sizeable state dependence in immunization, indicated by a significant increase in the likelihood of child immunization by an average of 21 percentage points if the child was immunized at the previous schedule compared to if they were not. However, this effect is exacerbated if a mother is discouraged from having her child immunized during antenatal period.
Spare the Conviction, Spoil the Child: Effect of the Oranga Tamariki Act on Youth Crime and Labor Market Outcomes
Kabir Dasgupta spoke at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management conference on the effect of the Oranga Tamariki Act (1989) on youth well-being.
22/05 Evidence on the variation of idiosyncratic risk in house price appreciation
Using around one million repeat sales observations of single-family homes across New Zealand, over the period 1992 to 2021, the authors provide evidence that idiosyncratic risk in real house price appreciation varies considerably across houses. The authors find that idiosyncratic risk is time varying, depends negatively on the initial house price, varies strongly across locations and reduces significantly as the holding period of the house increases. Location is the most important of these factors. By buying an above the median house in a low-risk region, and holding on to the property for a longer period, households can significantly reduce idiosyncratic risk.View the working paper
Māori care and support workers. Data from the 2019 New Zealand Care Workforce Survey
The purpose of this report is to present the experiences of Māori care and support workers working in residential aged care, home and community support, disability support and mental health and addiction. This report is a companion report to The New Zealand Care Workforce Survey 2019 Report (Ravenswood et al., 2021) and The Impact of the Pay Equity Settlement: Data from the 2019 Care Workforce Survey (Ravenswood and Douglas, 2021) and is based on the responses from 353 of the total (n=1,784 care and support worker respondents) who identified as Māori.
Fathers' household and childcare involvement in New Zealand: A snapshot, determinants and consequences
This report uses data from the Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) birth cohort to provide a snapshot of fathers' engagement during the early years of their lives, to analyse the determinants of fathers' engagement, and analyse potential consequences of different levels of fathers' engagement on children's outcomes.
Harmful traditional practices in the workplace - New Zealand context: Guidance for best practice
Honour Abuse Research Matrix (HARM) is an international consortium of researchers, practitioners, policy makers and support agencies, working to research and pioneer strategies to eliminate harmful practices, including ‘honour’ abuse, forced marriage, and female genital mutilation (FGM). HARM, UK version was funded by Research England to produce this jargonfree, evidence-based, workplace guidance for best practice so organisations and their employees feel motivated, confident, and empowered to respond appropriately when they suspect or encounter harmful traditional practices.
The authors' recommendations are based on a Rapid Evidence Review of the most up-to-date research. With manaakitanga, the authors acknowledge the Treaty of Waitangi and the tangata whenua. This report is designed to inform all public, private, and third sector organisations, of any size. This report is also useful for professionals and families, in understanding and facilitating hidden and visible harms pertaining to domestic/intimate partner/spouse abuse, forced marriage and FGM.
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NZ Women's Empowerment Principles Survey
The aim of this survey is to uncover policies and practices within New Zealand’s largest organisations on behalf of the United Nations Women, with a specific focus on Women’s Empowerment Policies.
Funder(s): New Zealand Women's Empowerment Principles
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View the 2016 report
22/04 State Dependence in Immunization and the Role of Discouraging Information
Using longitudinal data from Growing Up in New Zealand study, we apply a random-effects probit model that also controls for the initial immunisation status. We detect sizeable state dependence in immunisation, indicating that the likelihood of a child increases, on average, by 21 percentage points if the child was immunised at the previous schedule compared to if not. This effect is further exacerbated if the mother received antenatal discouraging information on immunisation.View the working paper
The gender reveal: The effect of sons on young fathers' criminal behaviour and labor market activities
We use New Zealand's administrative court charges data to document child gender-specific differences in future criminal behaviour of young fathers.
Journal: Labour Economics
NZ Superannuation residency eligibility changes: Evidence from border movement data
In November 2021, amendments to the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001 increased the residential qualification total time requirement from 10 to 20 years. As a first step for understanding the potential impact of the NZ Super residency criteria change, this report uses Stats NZ’s Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) to examine how long NZ-born emigrants live overseas and estimate the size of the population potentially affected by this change.
Funder(s): Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission
The Pacific workforce and the impact of COVID-19
This study investigates the impact of COVID-19 (COVID) on the labour market disparities between Pasifika and New Zealand European (NZ European). To analyse these disparities, we assess labour market outcomes for the pre-pandemic period (January 2017–December 2019, inclusive) and quantify how they changed during the COVID period (March 2020–June 2021, inclusive). We are interested in understanding whether COVID amplified ethnic disparities in job accession and benefit dependence; job and wage mobility; and job separation.
Funder(s): Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
KiwiSaver and migrants on temporary visas
This report follows 70,305 NZ migrants aged 18 or over, and tracks their visa status and border movements from 2010 to 2019. The aim of this analysis is to provide insights into how long migrants stay on temporary visas before progressing to a visa type that allows them to stay in NZ indefinitely and therefore have access to KiwiSaver as a means for convenient retirement savings.
Funder(s): Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission
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Pacific Pay Gap Inquiry - Empirical analysis of Pacific, Māori and ethnic pay gaps in New Zealand
This research note aims to explore the factors that contribute / explain the Māori and ethnic pay gaps in New Zealand. In particular, pay gaps for Māori, Pacific, and Asians relative to Europeans. We use Stats NZ data from the Household Labour Force Survey for 2019 and 2020.
Funder(s): Human Rights Commission
In-work Poverty in New Zealand: A Focus on Pacific Peoples
This report examines the prevalence of, and characteristics associated with, Pacific in-work poverty in New Zealand. The analysis within this study draws primarily on linked data from Inland Revenue and the 2013 Census, as well as supplementary information provided by the Household Labour Force Survey.
Funder(s): Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
The gender pay gap
Professor Gail Pacheco spoke on the gender pay gap at the 2022 Gender Pay Equity Webinar for International Working Women's Day.
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The Devil is in the Details: Identifying Unbiased Link Between Alcohol Purchasing Rights and Youth Delinquency
This article utilises the Integrated Data Infrastructure to examine the effect of an alcohol-purchasing legislation change on alcohol-induced criminal behaviour at the minimum purchasing age.
Voices from the Front Line
This report utilises a qualitative and quantitative survey (n=396) to highlight employment and work concerns in the hospitality sector such as problematic pay and working conditions, a high proportion of insecure contracts, bullying and harassment, and non-compliance with employment law.
Labor market returns to adult literacy and numeracy: a focus on migrant assimilation over the lifecycle
Dr. Christopher Erwin presented findings which summarised labour market returns to high-skill immigration at the 2022 Association for Education Finance and Policy Conference.
In and out of unemployment-labour market dynamics and the role of testosterone
In this paper, we use population variation in testosterone levels to explain transition probabilities into and out of unemployment. We find that individuals with high testosterone levels are more likely to become unemployed, but they are also more likely to exit unemployment. We argue that these effects are likely driven by personality traits and occupational sorting of men with high testosterone levels.
The Impact of the Pay Equity Settlement: Data from the 2019 New Zealand Care Workforce Survey
This report presents the experiences of those working in residential aged care, home and community support, disability support and mental health and addiction in relation to the impact of the Care and Support Workers (Pay Equity) 2017 Act (and subsequent amendments). This report is a companion report to The New Zealand Care Workforce Survey 2019 Report (Ravenswood et al., 2021) and follows up qualitative research on the impact of the Care and Support Workers (Pay Equity) 2017 Act (Douglas and Ravenswood, 2019).
22/01 Skills, Economic Crises and the Labour Market
This working paper studies the effects of the 2007-09 Global Financial Crisis and the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown on wage progression for workers with different skills in New Zealand.View the working paper
Examining the wellbeing impacts of urban regeneration using administrative data
Linda Tran presented her PGR9 which seeks to estimate the social return-on-investment to housing and urban developments in New Zealand by measuring population-level wellbeing using administrative data from the Integrated Data Infrastructure.
Dynamic relationships between criminal offending and victimization
Dr. Christopher Erwin presented findings which summarised the victim/offender overlap in New Zealand and the dynamic relationship between criminal offending and victimisation at the 2022 Allied Social Sciences Association Virtual Annual Meeting.
The Effectiveness of Sinking Lid Policies in Reducing Gambling Expenditure
Sinking lids are designed to gradually reduce machine caps by prohibiting the transfer of gaming licenses. This study leverages variation in the geography and timing of local policy interventions to estimate the effect of sinking lids on gambling expenditure. Results suggest that sinking lids reduce gambling expenditure by 13% relative to regions not adopting policies beyond national-level restrictions.
Journal: Journal of Gambling Studies
Capping Gambling in NZ: The Effectiveness of Local Government Policy Intervention
This research analyses the effects of Class 4 gambling policies on the availability of non-casino gambling machines, also known as pokies, and associated gambling behaviour. This research assesses the impact of Class 4 gambling policies on pokie machine and venue availability, as well as gambling expenditure.
Funder(s): Ministry of Health
Māori Māmā views and experiences of vaccinating their pēpi and tamariki: A qualitative Kaupapa Māori study
This report explores the complex social and cultural reasons that Māori may be less likely to engage with childhood vaccination services. Delayed immunisation is a factor strongly associated with increasing rate of infectious diseases.
Funder(s): Te Hiringa Hauora/Health Promotion Agency
Glass hearts?! Successful visible ethnic minority women migrants at work in Iceland and New Zealand
The effectiveness of sinking lid policies in reducing gambling expenditure
Christopher Erwin, Research Fellow, presented research coauthored with Gail Pacheco, Director, and Alexandra Turcu, Research Officer, on the effects of local policy interventions on gambling expenditure in NZ.
World Internet Project
The World Internet Project (New Zealand) (WIPNZ) is a longitudinal survey investigating New Zealanders' usage of, and attitudes towards the internet. It is part of an international project that compares the uptake and social impacts of ICT in more than 30 partner countries and tracks the trends that occur.
Productivity in New Zealand: The role of resource allocation among firms
This paper analyses the role of resource allocation in NewZealand’s productivity performance by applying a three-factor revenue productivity measure of within-industry misallocation to firm-level data. It finds that if all market distortions were eliminated, total factor productivity could increase by more than a third.
Journal: New Zealand Economic Papers
The effect of interest rate caps on bankruptcy: Synthetic control evidence from recent payday lending bans
Citing consumer protection concerns, several states have recently enacted interest rate caps on small loans. We test whether these laws caused a decrease in the number of payday-lending establishments and subsequently prompted variation on incidence of bankruptcy filings. Our results show payday-lending establishments drop by approximately 100%–a banishment of the industry.
Journal: Journal of Banking and Finance
Suddenly a stay-at-home dad? The effect of fathers’ job loss on time investment in the household
We provide novel evidence on the short- and long-run effects of an exogenous shock on paternal availability, through a job loss, on the allocation of domestic work within couples. We find that paternal child care and housework significantly increase in the short run on weekdays, while we do not see any similar shifts on weekends.
Journal: IZA Institute of Labor Economics
Drinking is different! Examining the role of locus of control for alcohol consumption
We examine whether locus of control (LOC) can explain alcohol consumption as an important domain of health behavior. LOC measures how much an individual believes that she is in control of the consequences of her own actions for her life’s future outcomes. We find a significant positive effect of having an internal LOC on the probability of moderate and regular drinking.
Journal: IZA Institute of Labor Economics
Health Care Home: Early Evidence from Linked Administrative Data in New Zealand
Our analysis presents a case study on the impacts of Health Care Home (HCH) – a large-scale technology-based healthcare innovation in New Zealand’s primary healthcare system. HCH results in a statistically significant reduction in the likelihood of emergency department (ED) presentations by 6-8 percent, with no significant impacts on other health outcomes.
Journal: The BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy
An empirical examination of the gender pay gap in New Zealand
New Zealand has often been described as a leader in the field of gender equality. Yet, while women have achieved substantial gains in a range of outcomes (education and labour force participation for example), the gender pay gap has changed very little. We find that this gap is largely unexplained (83 per cent).
Journal: New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations
Explaining ethnic disparities in bachelor’s degree participation: Evidence from NZ
There are substantial ethnic gaps in higher education in NZ, despite considerable policy effort aimed at this concern. This study uses newly linked administrative data to examine the underachievement of Māori and Pasifika relative to Europeans. Utilising Fairlie decompositions, we find that school performance is by far the largest contributor to the ethnic gaps.
Journal: Studies in Higher Education
The British low-wage sector and the employment prospects of the unemployed
The labour market dynamics of unemployed, low-paid and higher-paid employed men are analysed. Moreover, the respective (un)employment duration and occupational skill level are accounted for. Results show that in general low wages significantly reduce the risk of future unemployment and increase the chances of ascending the salary ladder, especially in the case of long-term unemployment (>360 days).
Journal: Applied Economics
Local unemployment changes the springboard effect of low pay: Evidence from England
There is considerable debate on whether the employment and earnings prospects are better for those on low pay or for the unemployed. We estimate dynamic random effects panel models, which show robust evidence that the future unemployment risk is lower for those who are currently on low pay compared to those who are currently unemployed. The low-paid also have a higher chance than the unemployed of becoming higher-paid.
Journal: PLoS One
Youth response to state cyberbullying laws
This study examines the relationship between state cyberbullying laws (which require schools to enact effective guidelines to address cyberbullying) and the reporting behavior of youth. Key results indicate that adoption of a cyberbullying law is related to statistically significant increases in the likelihood that students report experiences of being victimized by electronic bullying.
Journal: New Zealand Economic Papers
The impact of child welfare legislation on domestic violence‐related homicide rates
State‐specific statutes providing legal consequences for perpetrating domestic violence in the presence of a child have been enacted across the United States between 1996 and 2012. We find a significant drop in domestic violence‐related homicide rates, when considering a wide range of victim–offender relationships. However, this result does not hold for marital homicides, suggesting that for this subpopulation, the risk of reprisaland consequent reduction in reporting may be counterbalancing the hypothesized deterrent impacts of the legislation.
Journal: Health Economics
Warrantless arrest laws for domestic violence: How are youth affected?
This study empirically examines the impact of warrantless arrest laws (designed to deter domestic violence) on multiple youth outcomes in the US. There is no direct link between warrantless arrest laws and domestic violence‐related homicides. However, we do find evidence that arrest laws result in a drop in the probability of youth experiencing suicidal ideation and substance use behaviour.
Journal: BE Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy
Making the invisible visible: Advancing quantitative methods in higher education using critical race theory and intersectionality
We appeal to critical race theory and intersectionality to examine achievement gaps at a large public university in the American southwest from 2000 to 2015. Using white, high-income women as our reference group, we find substantial achievement gaps that remain unseen in conventional models treating such characteristics as independent.
Journal: Race, Ethnicity and Education
Family size effects on childhood obesity: Evidence on the quantity-quality trade-off using the NLSY
In this study, we use matched mother-child data from the National Longitudinal Surveys to study the effects of family size on child health. Focusing on excess body weight indicators as children’s health outcome of interest, we examine the effects of exogenous variations in family size generated by twin births and parental preference for mixed sex composition of their children. We find no significant empirical support in favor of the quantity-quality trade-off theory in instrumental variable regression analysis.
Journal: Economics & Human Biology
Temporary-permanent wage gap: Does type of work and location in distribution matter?
This study focusses on the pay outcome with respect to the temporary workforce in New Zealand. Our findings signal that the majority of the temporary-permanent wage differences can be explained by observable characteristics, with no wage gap evident for fixedterm workers. We also find varying effects across the wage distribution.
Journal: Australian Journal of Labour Economics
Does integration lead to lower costs of equity?
Recent evidence has suggested that the benefits of equity market integration may not be shared equally by all firms. Making use of a firm-level measure of integration we investigate whether one of the documented benefits of equity market integration, lower cost of equity capital (COEC), holds for all Australian firms. Our results indicate that increased integration at the firm level leaves firms exposed to higher COEC when world market conditions are volatile.
Journal: Australian Journal of Management
Becoming unemployed and poor in Great Britain
In this study on Great Britain, we estimate the labour market and income process of prime-aged men simultaneously and control for spillover effects. Evidence is presented that the risk of becoming unemployed and poor increases with the duration of unemployment and decreases with the duration of employment.
Journal: Applied Economics Letters
The changing influence of societal culture on job satisfaction across Europe
This paper investigates the longitudinal stability and impact of societal cultural values (SCVs) – as opposed to the more common organizational values – on job satisfaction. Results indicate that the strength of many SCVs has declined, the impacts of traditional societal values on job satisfaction have remained fairly constant, and the impacts of survival societal values on job satisfaction have declined substantially over this sample period.
Journal: British Journal of Management
Changes in intra-city employment patterns: a spatial analysis
This analysis is aimed at better understanding what socio-economic actors are associated with shifts in unemployment rates across a major metropolitan city. The key socio-economic drivers associated with intra-city employment dynamics were vehicle access, dependency rates and educational attainment.
Journal: International Journal of Social Economics
Job satisfaction: How crucial is participative decision making?
The purpose of this paper is to empirically examine the role of perceived ability to participate in decision making in the workplace, with respect to job satisfaction. The results are negatively biased; potentially indicating that prior research may have underestimated the impact of participative decision making (PDM) on job satisfaction. Additionally, it appears clear that the magnitude of the marginal effects for both socio-demographic and work characteristics do not differ when comparing workers with above and below average participation.
Journal: Personnel Review
Temporary versus permanent employment: Does health matter?
Poor health may inhibit active participation in the labour market and restrict the types of employment available to an individual. This paper uses recent survey data from New Zealand to find that health issues (and in particular mental health) are negatively related to the likelihood of being employed; and entering full-time and / or permanent employment.
Journal: Australian Journal of Labour Economics
Is temporary employment a cause or consequence of poor mental health? A panel data analysis
Mental health status often has a strong association with labour market outcomes. We reveal that permanent workers with poor mental health appear to select into temporary employment thus signalling that prior studies may overestimate the influence of employment type on mental health. We also reveal that this selection effect is significantly mitigated by job satisfaction.
Journal: Social Science & Medicine
Moving through the political participation hierarchy: A focus on personal values
Using data from the European Social Survey, we investigate the relationship between political participation and personal values, using the Schwartz (1992) values inventory. A political participation hierarchy is theorized, and activities are categorized into four levels of participation (none, weak, medium and strong), based on the cost of participating and how unconventional the activity is. Empirical analysis points to individuals who are more open to change and more self-transcendent, being more likely to participate.
Journal: Applied Economics
Rethinking methods of data collection for Pacific people in post-Covid times: Insights from Auckland
Betty Ofe-Grant, AUT, presented research on qualtitative data collection methods at the NZ Vocational Education and Training Research Forum 2021.
Electronic gambling machines in New Zealand: A local government policy analysis
Alexandra Turcu, Research Officer, presented research coauthored with Christopher Erwin, Research Fellow, and Gail Pacheco, Director, on gambling policies at the NZ Association of Economists Conferece 2021.
Mothers’ labour market responses to the 2018 Families Package
Summer Staninski, Institute Administrator, presented research on the 2018 Families Package at the NZ Association of Economists Conference 2021.
Benchmarking New Zealand’s frontier firms
Gail Pacheco, Director, presented research on NZ's frontier firms coauthored with Guanyu Zheng and Hoang Minh Duy at the NZ Association of Economists Conference 2021.
Long Term Social Impacts of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Sandra McCallum , Research Assistant, presented research on concussions coauthored with Lisa Meehan, Associate Direcor, Gail Pacheco, Director, and Alice Theadom at the NZ Association of Economists Conference 2021.
Do you really want to share everything? - The well-being of work-linked couples
Juliane Hennecke, Research Fellow, presented research co-authored with Clemens Hetschko about the well-being of work-linked couples at the European Society for Population Economics 2021 Conference.
Is it time to let go of the past? Effect of clean slate regulation on employment and earnings
Kabir Dasgupta, Senior Research Fellow, presented resarch on the effect of clean slate regulation on employment and earnings co-authored with Keshar Ghimire and Alexander Plum, Senior Research Fellow, at the Society of Labor Economists 2021 Conference.
The future of work in NZ: An empirical investigation
Lisa Meehan, Associate Director, presented research co-authored with Nic Watson and funded by the NZ Industrial Relations Foundation tothe Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment about the future of work in NZ.
The role of ethnicity in Criminal Behavior
Kabir Dasgupta, Senior Research Fellow, presented research on the role of ethnicity in criminal behaviour coauthored with André Diegmann, Tom Kirchmaier and Alexander Plum, Senior Research Fellow, at the AUT School of Economics Seminar Series 2021.
An empirical portrait of New Zealand adults living with low literacy and numeracy skills
Gail Pacheco, Director, presented on NZ adults living with low literacy and numeracy skills at the Ako Aotearoa Adult Literacy Numeracy and Cultural Capability Forum.
The overlap between criminals and victims of crime
Christopher Erwin, Research Fellow, presented research on victims and criminality coauthored with Juliance Hennecke, Research Fellow, Lisa Meehan, Associate Director, and Gail Pacheco, Director, at the Western Economic Association International Meeting 2021.
Better late than never? Wage effects of delayed baccalaureate graduation in the United States
Christopher Erwin, Research Fellow, presented research coauthored with Xiaoxue Li and Melissa Binder on the growing number of delayed graduations in baccalaureate degrees in the US, and what kind of wage effects this has for these graduates in the future at the 2021 Association of Education, Finance and Policy Conference.
Suddenly a Stay-At-Home dad? Short- and long-term consequences of fathers' job loss on time investment in the household
Astrid Pape presented researched coauthored with Juliane Hennecke, Research Fellow, at the 2021 Australian Gender Economics Workshop.
Labour Market Dynamics and the Role of Testosterone
Alexander Plum, Senior Research Fellow, presented research coauthored with Peter Eibich, Ricky Kanabar and Julian Schmied on the role of testosterone in men's entry and exit of the labour market at the AUT School of Economics Seminar 2020.
Capping problem gambling: The effectiveness of sinking lid policies in harm reduction
Christopher Erwin, Research Fellow, presented research on policies seeking to tackle problem gambling in NZ coauthored with Gail Pacheco, Director, and Alexandra Turcu, Research Officer, at the University of Wollongong.
Time to Let Go of the Past! Effect of Clean Slate Scheme on Employment and Earnings
Kabir Dasgupta, Senior Research Fellow, presented research coauthored with Alexander Plum, Senior Research Fellow, on the effect of the Clean Slate Scheme at the AUT School of Economics Seminar 2020.
Human capital formation and state dependence in low pay
Alexander Plum, Senior Research Fellow, presented research coauthored with Kabir Dasgupta, Senior Research Fellow, on low-paid employment at the AUT School of Economics Seminar 2020.
Estimating intergenerational income mobility in New Zealand using data from a birth cohort study
Leon Iusitini, PhD student, presented research on intergenerational income mobility at the NZWRI Seminar Series 2020.
The Devil’s in the Details: Identifying the Link between Access to Alcohol and Criminal Behavior
Kabir Dasgupta, Senior Research Fellow, presented research coauthored with Christopher Erwin, Research Fellow, and. Alexander Plum, Senior Research Fellow, on the link between access to alcohol and criminal behaviour at the Association for Public Policy and Management Conference 2020.
Performance-based aid, enhanced advising, and the income gap in college graduation: evidence from a randomized controlled trial
Christopher Erwin, Research Fellow, presented research evaluating policies that seek to close the income gap in college graduate rates in the US coauthored with Melissa Binder, Cynthis Miller and Kate Krauss at the EALE/SOLE/AASLE World Conference 2020.
How does low-pay persistence change with age?
Kabir Dasgupta, Senior Research Fellow, presented research on low-pay persistence coauthored with Alexander plum, Senior Research Fellow, at the EALE/SOLE/AASLE World Conferece 2020.
Suddenly a Stay-At-Home Dad: The Effect of Job Loss on Fathers' Time Investment in the Household
Juliane Hennecke, Research Fellow, presented research coauthored with Astrid Pape on the effect of job loss on fathers' time spent at home at the German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference 2020.
The Devil’s in the Details: Identifying the Link between Access to Alcohol and Criminal Behavior
Kabir Dasgupta, Senior Research Fellow, presented research coauthored with Chrisotpher Erwin, Research Fellow, and Alexander Plum, Senior Research Fellow, at NZWRI's Internal Seminar Series 2020.
Does Unemployment Make Better Fathers? The Effect of Job Loss on Fathers’ Time Investment in the Household
Juliane Hennecke, Research Fellow, presented research coauthored with Astrid Pape on the effect of job loss on fathers' time spent at home at NZWRI's Internal Seminar Series 2020.
Drinking is different! Examining the relationship between personality trait locus of control and alcohol consumption
Juliane Hennecke, Research Fellow, presented research coauthored with Marco Caliendo on the relationship between the personality trait locus of control and alcohol consumption at the Otago University Economics Seminar 2020.
The Independent Woman - Locus of Control and Female Labor Force Participation
Juliane Hennecke, Research Fellow, presented on the personality trait locus of control on women's labour force participation at the 2020 Australian Gender Economics Workshop.
Do you really want to share everything? The Wellbeing of work-linked couples
Juliane Hennecke, Research Fellow, presented research on work-linked couples coauthored with Clemens Hetschko at the EALE/SOLE/AASLE World Conference 2020.
Children’s health insurance benefit and fertility: Evidence from the State Children’s Health Insurance Program
Kabir Dasgupta, Senior Research Fellow, presented research coauthored with Keshar Ghimire and Alexander Plum, Senior Reserch Fellow, at the 2019 Southern Economics Association Meeting, US.
Job-to-job transitions and the regional job ladder
Guanyu Zheng (Fish), Productivity Commission, presented research coauthored with Andrew Coleman on job-to-job transitions at the Academic Association of Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools Conference 2019.
Performance-based aid, enhanced advising, and the income gap in college graduation: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial
Christopher Erwin, Research Fellow, presented research coauthored with Melissa Binder, Cynthia Miller and Kate Krauss on the effect of financial-aid scholarships on the income gap in college enrolment at the Labour Econometrics Workshop 2019.
The Effect of Interest Rate Caps on Bankruptcy: Synthetic Control Evidence from Recent Payday Lending Bans
Kabir Dasgupta, Senior Research Fellow, presented research coauthored with Brenden Mason, on the effects of interest rate caps on bankruptcy at a 2019 Seminar, Otago University.
When there is no way up: Reconsidering low-paid jobs as stepping stones
Alexander Plum, Senior Research Fellow, presented research coauthored with Gail Pacheco, Director, on low-paid employment at the 34th Annual Congress of the European Economics Association 2019.
Using randomly assigned normally distributed draws for estimating Maximum Simulated Likelihood
Alexander Plum, Senior Research Fellow, presented research coauthored with Kabir Dasgupta, Senior Research Fellow, on Maximum Simulated Likelhood at the 2019 Seminar at Otto von Guerick University of Magdeburg, Germany.
How can economics inform social policy?
Gail Pacheco, Director, presented on how economics can inform social policy at the Australian Conference for Economists 2019.
'Regularising' home and community aged care work: a case study of New Zealand regulatory changes
Katherine Ravenswood, presented research on the care work sector coauthored with Julie Douglas at the Regulating for Decent Work Conference 2019.
Stationarity in Labor-Income Process and State Dependence in Low Pay
Alexander Plum, Senior Research Fellow, presented research coauthored with Kabir Dasgupta, Senior Research Fellow, on the future effects of low pay employment at the NZ Association of Economists Conference 2019.
A Policy Evaluation of Home Detention Sentencing: Evidence from New Zealand
Livvy Mitchell, Institute Administrator, presented her Master's thesis research on home detention policy in NZ at the NZ Association of Economists Conference 2019.
Estimating intergenerational income mobility in New Zealand
Leon Iusitini, PhD student, presented at the NZ Association of Economists Conference 2019.
Party foul? Effects of the Minimum Legal Drinking Age on Late Adolescent Crime in New Zealand
Christopher Erwin, Research Fellow, presented research on the minimum drinking age in New Zealand coauthored with Kabir Dasgupta and Alexander Plum, Senior Research Fellows, and Gail Pacheco, Director, at the 2019 NZ Association of Economists Conference.
Barriers to participation in dispute resolution
Erling Rasmussen, Leader of the Employment Relations Research Group, presented on the barriers to dispute resolution in HR at the Barriers to Participation: What would make a difference and would it work? 2019 Symposium.
What works? How do we know? Lessons from the field
Bridgette Toy-Cronin, Otago University, presented on barriers to participation in HR dispute resolution at the Barriers to Participation: What would make a difference and would it work? Symposium 2019.
Price Effects of Special Housing Areas in Auckland
Mario Andres Fernandez, Auckland Council, presented research on the price effects of special housing areas at AUT.
Low-performing Student Responses to State Merit Scholarships
Christopher Erwin, Research Fellow, presented at "Building Connections between Research and Policy" - Association for Finance, Education and Policy Conference 2019.
Wage Effects of Baccalaureate time to Degree in the United States
Christopher Erwin, Research Fellow, presented research on the wage effects of baccalaureate time to degree in the US coauthored with Melissa Binder and Xiaoxue Li.
Productivity of Housing Construction
Nan Jiang, AUT, presented a literature discussion and scoping exercise on the productivity of housing construction.
In-work poverty in New Zealand
Gail Pacheco, Director, presented research coauthored with Alexander Plum, Senior Research Fellow, and Rod Hick on in-work poverty in NZ at the Human Rights Commission In-work Poverty Seminar 2019.
"I often experience lack of trust”: Lived experience of nurses from the Philippines in the Icelandic labor market
Erla S. Kristjánsdóttir, University of Iceland, presented research on the experiences of Filipino nurses in Iceland.
The measurement of in-work poverty and why it matters
Rod Hick, Cardiff University, presented on the measurement of in-work poverty to the Ministry of Social Development.