Changing Pacific Household Composition and Wellbeing, 1981–2006
New Zealand Families Commission
Gerard Cotterell, Martin von Randow, Stephen McTaggart
University of Auckland: Tamasailau Sua'ali'i-Sauni
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 FWWP. 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 then Families Commission as Pacific Families Now and in the Future.
Cotterell G, von Randow M, McTaggart S (2009). Using Census Data to Examine Changes in Wellbeing for Samoan, Cook Island, Tongan and Niuean Households. Journal of Social Policy 35: 93–111.
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. Wellington: Families Commission.
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. Wellington: Families Commission.