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.
There has been much handwringing about the state of New Zealand's capital markets. Typical laments have been the paucity of initial public offerings, the delisting of some major companies, and the acquisition of mid-sized firms by foreigners as they out-grow the New Zealand market. By Roger Kerr.
Trends in Economic Wellbeing: Changing Patterns in New Zealand 1989 to 2001 "
This report examines changes in the distribution of real equivalent disposable incomes of economic family units (EFUs) over the 1989?2001 period. The report extends and augments the 2001 report ?Distributions and Disparity: New Zealand Household Incomes?, which reported on trends in the distribution of household incomes over the 1988 to 1998 period. For the Ministry of Social Development