Changing Pacific Household Composition and Wellbeing, 1981–2006
New Zealand Families Commission
Gerry Cotterell, Martin von Randow and Stephen McTaggart
This study undertook a detailed analysis of changes in Pacific families and Pacific household composition over a 25 year period by a range of key characteristics. A significant component was the use of family wellbeing indicators from COMPASS’s Family Whānau and Wellbeing Project. Indicators were presented and compared across a number of Pacific subgroups of interest, e.g. by family type and household composition, NZ-born vs. Pacific-born, by region, and by specific ethnic groups. The quantitative analysis of census data was accompanied by a qualitative study to garner more in-depth information from Pacific families in Auckland. The whole package was published through the Families Commission as Pacific Families Now and in the Future.
Cotterell G, von Randow M, McTaggart S (2009). An Examination of Changes in Wellbeing for Different Pacific Households in recent decade. Journal of Social Policy 35.
Cotterell G, von Randow M, McTaggart S, Sua'ali'i-Sauni T, Patrick D, Davis P (2009). Pacific Families Now and in the Future: Changing Pacific Household Composition and Wellbeing 1981–2006. Families Commission: Wellington.
Sua'ali'i-Sauni T, McTaggart S, von Randow M (2009). Pacific Families Now and in the Future: A Qualitative Snapshot of Household Composition, Wellbeing, Parenting, and Economic Decision-Making Among Pacific Families in Auckland, 2008. Families Commission: Wellington.