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Catching the tide for “the lockdown generation”

By Rowan Light


As the COVID-19 pandemic grinds on, we must attend to the needs of our young people, our taiohi. “Taiohi” in…

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Asking the big questions on Social Insurance

By Julian Wood


Back in May the Government signalled its interest in exploring new forms of unemployment insurance saying: “we have an opportunity…

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Getting the story straight on jobs

By Kieran Madden


“Lies, damn lies, and statistics”—so the saying goes. Statistics New Zealand’s release of this June’s unemployment figures wasn’t a lie,…

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Back To Work – Paper Release

Back To Work – Paper Release


We’ve recently released Julian Wood’s paper Back To Work, at the release we have had coverage over various media outlets….

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Policy Paper | Back to Work

By Julian Wood


Nations around the world are expecting low or negative growth and higher unemployment rates as a result of fighting COVID-19….

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Youth and the whānaungatanga of work

By Rowan Light


How we do help young people who are “off the grid” and have lost connection with the world of work?…

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Tax the robots?

By Julian Wood


We’re now quite used to dire predictions concerning the future of work, job stability, and automation. As far back as…

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Valuing access to work

By Danielle van Dalen


Unemployment is costly. It costs the unemployed person and it costs society. For plenty of people with disabilities this cost…

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Poverty in New Zealand | The Heart of Poverty

By Kieran Madden


Research Series Every society tells a story about the good life, getting a fair go, or what it takes to live…

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The true cost of getting “Ready for Work”

By Julian Wood


Labour’s “Ready For Work” policy is a great idea. Unveiled at the party’s conference, the plan offers on the job…

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Working hard, still struggling

Working hard, still struggling

By Danielle van Dalen


In New Zealand’s poverty debate, work is often touted as the silver bullet solution, the one thing that will solve…

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Sir John Graham Lecture 2011 | <em>Renewing Compassion</em>

Sir John Graham Lecture 2011 | Renewing Compassion


A vision for welfare that frees rather than traps the poor After decades of modern welfare programmes failing to solve…

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