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Complex social issues need good-quality evidence. Decision-makers need to know what works.

Our purpose is to increase the use of evidence by people across the social sector so that they make better decisions – about funding, policies or services – to improve the lives of New Zealand's communities, families and whānau.

Families and Whānau Status Report 2015

10 Jul 2015

In the 2015 report, we present New Zealand family and whānau well-being indicators using family and whānau frameworks developed for this purpose.  The findings have implications across the social sector and in particular for social development, housing, education, health, economic development and māori development.

Search social science research on the Hub

19 Jun 2015

The Hub is a one-stop-shop for New Zealand social science government research related to education, health and wellbeing, crime and justice, families, children and young people. You can search by...

Improving outcomes for children with a parent in prison

3 Jun 2015

Today Superu released a new research publication titled What Works: Improving outcomes for children with a parent in prison. It is estimated that 20,000 New Zealand children are affected by parental...

Growing Up in New Zealand: Vulnerability Report 2: Transitions in exposure

24 Jul 2015

This report is part of the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study and was prepared by the University of Auckland. This is the second report in the Vulnerability and Resilience series from the...

Last update: 24 Jul 2015