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PhD funding available for improving outcomes of tenants living in public housing

Are you interested in improving the outcomes of tenants living in public housing?   There is funding available for three enthusiastic, capable PhD students to build on excellent research being led by the NZ Centre of…

Research shows employers and the Government could do more to support working mothers

A new study from Motu Research highlights employers and the Government could do more to support working mothers.   The study compared mothers’ intentions and preferences for parental leave with the leave they actually took after the…

Motu Research study investigates impact of government heating programme on household wellbeing

EECA (the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) has commissioned Motu Research to investigate the impact of heat pumps in homes with heat pumps installed under the EECA Warmer Kiwi Homes programme.  Warmer Kiwi Homes is an EECA…

Research shows NZ minimum wage policies not as effective (or damaging) as some claim

Research shows NZ minimum wage policies not as effective (or damaging) as some claim   Motu Research has just released research that reviews the changes and impacts of the Statutory Minimum Wage in Aotearoa New Zealand over…

New proposal to boost voluntary climate action in Aotearoa New Zealand

Researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research have released a policy proposal for boosting voluntary climate action by New Zealand organisations. The work was commissioned by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).   Catherine Leining,…