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New evidence of personal and social benefits of university education for Māori and Pacific Island graduates

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Latest findings from the National Centre for Lifecourse Research (NCLR) suggest that gaining a university qualification may not only change the individual lives of Māori and Pacific Peoples, but also positively impact on their families, communities and society in general.

Findings from the Graduate Longitudinal Study New Zealand show that Māori and Pacific Island graduates have similar rates of employment, similar incomes, and similar levels of voting to other New Zealand university graduates. They were more likely to report helping friends, family and acquaintances at two years post-graduation compared to their peers.

Read more about the research findings here.