Ethnic differences

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.

East Asian, South Asian, Chinese and Indian students in Aotearoa: a Youth19 report

This report presents contemporary information on the health and wellbeing of secondary school students in New Zealand who have an Asian identity.

Estimated inequities in COVID-19 infection fatality rates by ethnicity for Aotearoa New Zealand

There is limited evidence as to how COVID-19 infection fatality rates (IFR) may vary by ethnicity. The authors combine demographic and health data for ethnic groupings in Aotearoa New Zealand with international data on IFR for different age groups to estimate inequities in IFR by...
Working paper

Commuting to diversity

In this study, the authors examined measures of exposure to local cultural diversity based on where people work as well as where they live. Their measure of cultural diversity is based on country of birth, with ethnicity breakdowns for the New Zealand (NZ) born.
Journal article

Defining, controlling and analysing Indigenous data: commitment to historical consistency or commitment to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?

This study was conducted to ascertian whether Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people prefer being asked whether they ‘identify’ as Aborigonal and/or Torres Strait Islander, or if they are of Aboriginal and/or Tores Strait Islander ‘origin'.

Advancing racial literacy in tech

This paper moves past conversations of implicit bias to think about racism in tech at a systems-level. The authors offer strategies grounded in intellectual understanding, emotional intelligence, and a commitment to take action.
Journal article

Navigating “mixedness”: the information behaviours and experiences of biracial youth in Australia

In the current racial climate of Australia, biracial Australians are left to choose between two or more identities on how to behave in attempts to fit binary racial groups and expectations. In an effort to understand the lived experience of biracial youth in Australia, this...

Interethnic marriages and their economic effects

Immigrants who marry outside of their ethnicity tend to have better economic outcomes than those who marry within ethnicity according to this German discussion paper. It is difficult, however, to interpret this relationship because individuals with stronger preferences for ethnic endogamy are likely to differ...

Population distribution effects of migration in Australia

This project was commissioned by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), and has five main components.

A hand up not a hand out: renewing the fight against poverty: report on poverty and financial hardship

There has been a significant growth in poverty in Australia over the last decade. At the time of this report's release a consensus of estimates puts the number of people living in poverty at between two and three and a half million. In reporting on...

Does ethnicity influence sweat sodium loss?

Background: Leading sports nutrition experts recommend customised fluid and electrolyte replacement strategies for optimal rehydration. Inadequate replacement of sodium can impair performance and health, but replacement needs are unique to an individuals' sweat sodium loss (SSL) - a product of sweat sodium concentration ([Na+]sweat) and...

Cultural practices and learning : diversity, discipline and dispositions in schooling

This report considers the relations between ethnicity and the dispositions towards learning necessary for successful participation in the Australian education system. In contrast to common assumptions about the cultural attributes of some ethnic groups, it considers how home and school practices help produce the attributes...

What it takes to truly be ‘one of us’

Debates over what it means to be a “true” American, Australian, German or other nationality have often highlighted the importance of a person being born in a particular country. But contrary to such rhetoric, this Pew Research Center survey finds that people generally place a...

Families and whānau status report 2016

This report measures and monitors the wellbeing of New Zealand families and provides a snapshot of family wellbeing based on survey data spanning 2008 to 2014. Being part of a family, in whatever fashion we define it, is a universal experience that forms the most...

ECCV Submission to the Victorian Essential Services Commission’s Supporting Customers, Avoiding Labels: Energy Hardship Inquiry Draft Report, September 2015

Recently the ECCV was requested to review the Essential Services Commission’s (ESC) draft report Supporting Customers, Avoiding Labels: Energy Hardship Inquiry Report, September 2015. While ECCV understands that the term ‘vulnerable’ can sometimes be abused, the significant changes proposed by the ESC’s draft report will...

Indigenous and minority placenames: Australian and international perspectives

This book showcases current research into Indigenous and minority placenames in Australia and internationally.

Cultural and linguistic diversity measures in aged care

This paper presents findings from an evaluation of culturally and linguistically diverse measures identified in 43 data sets and assessment instruments, and recommendations for implementing the ‘top-10’measures in aged care data sets. Summary Accurate and consistent identification of those from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD)...

This is still breaking people: update on human rights violations at Australia’s asylum seeker processing centre on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea

Abstract: There appears to have been little or no effort by the Australian and Papua New Guinean governments to address the recommendations in Amnesty International’s December 2013 report, This is Breaking People. The primary concerns around arbitrary and indefinite detention and lack of clear plans...

A fair go: factors impacting on vocational education and training participation and completion in selected ethnic communities

There are differences between, and among, people in ethnic communities. Judith Miralles seeks to provide a more nuanced snapshot of vocational education and training (VET) participation and completion rates among Arabic, Bosnian, Cantonese, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese communities. She also investigates the effectiveness of English...

The views and experiences of young people in detention centres

In this report young people provide a perspective on how our youth justice and other human services are functioning. This ongoing research project investigates the views and experiences of young people in Queensland’s detention centres, looking at the circumstances surrounding their entry to detention, the...