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Coverage of medical specialists pay and gender bias

The gender pay gap is alive and well in District Health Boards (DHB) at the senior doctor level according to research from Motu's Isabelle Sin and Bronwyn Bruce-Brand. This was covered in: Kiwi female doctors earn…

Pay of medical specialists in New Zealand is gender biased

The gender pay gap is alive and well in District Health Boards (DHB) at the senior doctor level according to research out today. “Women specialists earn on average 12.5 percent lower hourly wages than men,” said…

Analysis of early childhood education workforce

The early childhood education (ECE) sector has changed over the last decade, from mainly community-based, not-for-profit services to mainly privately-owned services. With the increase in demand for ECE, there is also an increase in the…

Motu News - November 2019

From the Executive Director of Motu Research Kia ora koutou.  One of the things that most appeals to me is that Motu researchers value the opportunity to pursue quality research in a setting with…

Digital inclusion and wellbeing in New Zealand

New research using four large-scale surveys of New Zealanders shows those in social housing and people with disabilities appear to be particularly disadvantaged with respect to internet access. Just 69 percent of those living in Housing…

Finding out more about the ‘gig’ economy

Motu today released research exploring how to go about measuring gig work. "Gig" once meant a live performance by a musician or group. It now refers to any work that is temporary or that has…

Motu Research Update 2019

Every year, Motu puts out an annual research update, with more in depth articles about recent research. In 2019, this newsletter includes articles on valuing diversity, the Waro Project, quality of life and business for migrants,…

Motu Household Climate Action Tool

New Zealand’s image might be clean and green, but we are among the top countries in the world when it comes to producing greenhouse gases on a per capita basis, emitting around 17 tonnes per…

Culturally diverse locations good for business

Between 1981 and 2013, the proportion of the adult population born overseas rose from 18 percent to 29 percent. The increase in the foreign-born adult population was particularly strong in larger urban areas. In Auckland, the…

Interactive: Do Kiwis choose to live in racially diverse neighbourhoods? Researchers find a surprising answer

Three out of four Kiwis say that they'd be comfortable about a new neighbour from a racial/ethnic minority, according to the last Statistics NZ survey to ask that question. New Zealanders see themselves as welcoming…