Social Wellbeing Agency (New Zealand)
Public and private debt: links between debt types for all New Zealanders
Debt takes many forms in an established financial system. This paper focuses on two categories of debt based on who the debt is owed to - public debt (debt owed to the government) and private debt (debt owed to non-government lenders).
Identifying effective policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic
This report summarises a series of analyses conducted by the Social Wellbeing Agency to determine the effectiveness of several responses aiming to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This involved comparing data on COVID-19 policies to reported case rates in New Zealand and 49 similar countries.
Patterns across debt and debtors to government
This paper investigated groups of people that hold debt to the Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Justice, and Inland Revenue, or to two or all of these agencies. It is aimed at filling gaps in understanding the nature and characteristics of debt and debtors.
Understanding service use at a local level
This project investigates how the local experience of service may differ from nationally reported figures. It focused on the B4 School Check – a free health and development check available to four-year olds – using a geographic lens and describing the children and their families...
Short report: social isolation, loneliness and COVID-19
This short report presents key insights about those at risk of social isolation and loneliness from a literature review and descriptive analysis of the 2018 New Zealand General Social Survey. Specifically, insights are drawn about the effects this risk has on wellbeing and the likely...