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Occupational drift blogs

Occupational drift captures the gradual evolution of occupational mix over time as a proportion of the total workforce. It's arguably the best measure of long-run labour market change from the perspective of workers. Our Dave Maré...

Coverage of Early Childhood Education workforce statistics

A recent report by Motu Economic and Public Policy Research focusses on the characteristics of the ECE workforce including how often people enter and leave the sector and where workers come from and move to....

Coverage of digital inclusion and wellbeing paper

New research by Motu's Arthur Grimes and Dominic White using four large-scale surveys of New Zealanders shows those in social housing and people with disabilities appear to be particularly disadvantaged with respect to internet access....

Coverage of medical specialists pay and gender bias

The gender pay gap is alive and well in District Health Boards (DHB) at the senior doctor level according to research from Motu's Isabelle Sin and Bronwyn Bruce-Brand. This was covered in:
Kiwi female doctors earn...

Motu Household Climate Action Tool

New Zealand’s image might be clean and green, but we are among the top countries in the world when it comes to producing greenhouse gases on a per capita basis, emitting around 17 tonnes per...

Interactive: Do Kiwis choose to live in racially diverse neighbourhoods? Researchers find a surprising answer

Three out of four Kiwis say that they'd be comfortable about a new neighbour from a racial/ethnic minority, according to the last Statistics NZ survey to ask that question. New Zealanders see themselves as welcoming...

Iwi research lifts lid on carbon

Farmers Weekly interviewed Pia Pohatu about the Waro Project. A research project on the North Island’s east coast is helping Maori land owners balance the complexities of the Emissions Trading Scheme and establishing native forests with...

Coverage of Niven Winchester's RWC Prediction

According to expert analytics led by Senior Fellow at Motu Economic and Policy Research Niven Winchester, the All Blacks have a 53.6 per cent chance of winning the Webb Ellis Cup.Check out the coverage of...

Climate explained: how emissions trading schemes work and they can help us shift to a zero carbon future

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer questions about climate change.Motu's Catherine Leining was asked: Would you please explain how the New Zealand Emissions Trading...

Coverage of housing prices and migration paper

Population growth pushes up house prices but the share of migrants doesn't, our media release about the new research from Dean Hyslop, Trinh Le, Dave Maré and Steve Stillman was picked up by the following...