NZs Individuals Families and HouseholdsNew Zealand's individuals, families and households
(A socially informed New Zealand)

This research theme will focus on the underlying human dimensions of demographic-social-economic interactions. In the context of low fertility and increased longevity, projects will look at:

  • how changing family and household structures will affect the provision of the future labour force and tax base
  • implications of increasing female labour force participation for the provision of ‘traditional’ caring roles
  • cross-cutting patterns of intergenerational, inter-ethnic and gender inequality
  • contribution of pecuniary and non-pecuniary intergenerational transfers to wellbeing
  • investigation of possible strategies which reconsider the current basis of access to the goods and services of the welfare state.