Ministerial Social Sector Research Fund

Superu managed the Ministerial Social Sector Research Fund until October 2017, and was disestablished on 30 June 2018. The Fund was used to respond to research and evaluation questions from Ministers about social sector issues.

Here are the research projects we completed during that time.

Residential movement within New Zealand: Quantifying and characterising the transient population - February 2018

This research looks at residential movements in New Zealand. Previous studies have linked frequent movement with poor outcomes for the affected individuals and their families, including poor education and health outcomes.

What is known about the effectiveness of social sector freephone helplines? - February 2018

This research is a review of the literature about freephone helplines and how they are used to provide social services support.

Evaluation of the family violence Integrated Safety Response pilot - August 2017

This evaluation reviews the impact and effectiveness of the ISR pilots in Christchurch and Waikato.

Quantifying the impact of land use regulations: Evidence from New Zealand - July 2017

Research has identified land use regulation (the rules that determine what can be built where) as a key driver of house price rises in the United States. This publication summarises a similar New Zealand investigation into the connection between land use regulation, the supply of houses and prices.

Journeys of resilience: From adverse childhoods to achieving adulthood - May 2017

This research looks at how many at-risk children go on to achieve good employment and education outcomes, and investigates the key factors that contribute to these good outcomes.

Off-benefit transitions - February 2017

This research looks at what happens to people when they move off a government income support benefit.

Neighbourhood social mix and outcomes for social housing tenants: Rapid review - December 2015

This review adds to the knowledge base of evidence on social housing. It looks at the outcomes for social housing tenants relative to the proportion of social housing in their areas.


Date published: 
9 Feb 2017
Last update: 28 Jun 2018