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Micro-geography and public tenant wellbeing
Britomart street social housing. Image credit: Studio Pacific Architecture & Andy Spain
public housing tenancies
Wellbeing is high
The micro-geography of people’s wellbeing depends on house and neighbourhood characteristics. We show that the form of tenancy…
Expenditure patterns of New Zealand retiree households
Couples spend more per capita
but have higher wellbeing
than singles in retirement
Retirees spend less
especially on non-necessities
as they get older
This research delves into expenditure patterns of retiree…