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Isabelle Sin

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Rates of driver licence holding in Aotearoa New Zealand

This document describes the rates at which various subpopulations of Aotearoa New Zealand’s population hold licences for motor cars and light motor vehicles.
Working paper

Understanding the origins of populist political parties and the role of external shocks

This research uses New Zealand electoral survey data to examine the impact two large external shocks had on the development of New Zealand First, one of the oldest populist political parties in the OECD.
Working paper

The drivers of mothers’ parental leave decisions: evidence from the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal survey

In this paper, the authors compare mothers’ preferred leave, anticipated leave, and realised leave to shed light on how well different types of mothers are able to predict the parental leave they will take, and the factors that drive them to deviate from their plans.
Working paper

Involuntary job loss: welfare effects, earnings impacts and policy options

In this paper, the authors explain how displacement harms workers’ mental health and economic security in the short term and negatively affects their earnings and mortality risk in the long term.
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Why are there more accidents on Mondays? Economic incentives, ergonomics or externalities

Research suggests that more workplace injuries occur on Mondays than on other weekdays. One hypothesis is that workers fraudulently claim that off-the-job weekend sprains occurred at work on the Monday in order to receive workers’ compensation. The authors test this using data from New Zealand...