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Macro-economic Policy

Household incomes in New Zealand: trends in indicators of inequality and hardship 1982 to 2004

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Household incomes in New Zealand: trends in indicators of inequality and hardship 1982 to 2004

This report provides information on the material wellbeing of New Zealanders as indicated by their household incomes over the period 1982 to 2004. The income measure used is household after-tax cash income for the previous twelve months, adjusted for household size and composition. This is referred to as equivalised disposable household income and is taken as an indicator of a household’s access to economic resources and of its (potential) living standards.


By MSD,New Zealand.


Macro economic Policy Resource.


Immigration policy

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Immigration policy " Perhaps partly because of its apparent simplicity, everyone has a view on immigration. Talk of 'brain drains' or 'immigration invasions' pervades newspapers and radio talkback, depending on whether we have a net outflow or a net inflow of people at any point in time. But the complexity of the impacts of immigration means that the easy answers are seldom the right answers. In this policy briefing we outline the basic economic principles and research findings that lie behind immigration policy. While there are non-economic reasons to encourage certain types of immigration, this note, and New Zealand's immigration regime, focuses on economic migrants. By Hayden Glass for the New Zealand Business Roundtable

 

By New Zealand Business Roundtable , Newzealand.

Macro Economic Policy Resource.