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Seminar | Recent trends in welfare in New Zealand and priorities for policy reform

Also available to view live via the internet. See details below.


Despite welfare reform being a flagship policy of the previous National-led Government, there is an increasingly urgent need for genuine reform that modernises welfare to fit today’s labour market and family living arrangements. This seminar reviews what we know of outcomes from the previous Government’s ‘social investment approach’ as applied to social welfare, presents data on key labour market, family and child poverty issues, and considers options for fundamental welfare reform.


Michael Fletcher is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management at Auckland University of Technology. He has a background in public sector policy and research, focusing on labour market and welfare policies. He recently completed his PhD examining the economic consequences of marital separation for New Zealand parents.

Link in live via internet

For those unable to be there in person, this seminar will also be offered by webinar. Details on how the webinar works and the link to connect.

Date Friday, 8 December 2017
Time 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Seminar
DepartmentPublic Health (UOW)
LocationUniversity of Otago, Wellington | 23a Mein Street, Newtown | Level D

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