Reports

We produce a variety of reports to present new insights, document our analytical methods, and evaluate the results of programmes and projects.

Measuring the impact of social housing placement on wellbeing

October 2019

Description

We explore the impact of social housing on people’s wellbeing and find that generally people’s housing conditions and overall sense of life satisfaction improve as they move into social housing. This analysis builds upon our earlier exploratory work [PDF, 1.3 MB] by adding an extra year of survey data and by improving the rate at which administrative records are successfully linked to survey responses. Wellbeing outcomes for people before and after placement in social housing are then assessed.

Exploring new ways to measure wellbeing: benefit to work transitions

August 2019

Description

This paper examines how wellbeing outcomes change when people transition from benefit into paid employment. Using SIA’s methodology to connect wellbeing measures with social service usage, this study combines data from the New Zealand General Social Surveys with government administrative records.

Note: This is a working paper.

Measuring the living standards of people receiving income-tested main benefits

August 2019

Description

To provide information on the living standards of individuals receiving income-tested main benefits compared with the working-age population not receiving an income-tested benefit, this paper uses data from the New Zealand General Social Surveys linked to government administrative records. A range of measures of hardship and wellbeing for individuals receiving a main benefit are considered.

Note: This is a working paper

What you told us

November 2018

Description

Findings of the ‘Your voice, your data, your say’ engagement on social wellbeing and the protection and use of data.

From listening to learning

November 2018

Description

The steps we took to analyse and sum up what we heard from 'Your voice, your data, your say' engagement on investing for social wellbeing and the protection and use of data.

Are we making a difference in the lives of New Zealanders – how will we know?

November 2018

Description

We’re developing a new approach to analyse the impact of social services on the wellbeing of New Zealanders. This can help funders, providers and others understand whether these services are making a genuine and lasting difference to people’s lives, and inform better decisions about where to focus effort to improve people’s wellbeing.

Note: This is a working paper.

Measuring the wellbeing impacts of public policy: social housing

November 2018

Description

Our new working paper 'Measuring the wellbeing impacts of public policy: social housing' examines the impact of placement in social housing on peoples’ wellbeing. The paper tests a novel method of combining administrative and survey data to connect wellbeing measures with social service usage and includes preliminary results.

Note: This is a working paper.

Your voice, your data, your say: Summary engagement update part B

October 2018

Description

Included in this update is a summary of what we heard from service users and dedicated Māori and Pacific hui participants between 4th August and 7th September.

Your voice, your data, your say: Summary engagement update part A

August 2018

Description

Included in this update is a summary of what we heard from non-government organisations (NGOs)/service providers, regional government agency staff and a number of government agencies at a national level between 31st May and 3rd August.

Social housing test case

June 2017

Description

We've completed our first social investment test case: social housing. We crunched the numbers on social housing to help understand what benefits there are for those living in a social house.

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