Theories of the Family and Policy

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Veronica Jacobsen ; Lindy Fursman ; John Bryant ; Megan Claridge ; Benedikte Jensen (2004)
  • Subject: family; kinship; family structure; family formation; family dissolution; public policy; family policy; regulation; New Zealand; Maori; History; Demography, Anthropology; Psychology; Sociology; Biology; Economics; evolution
    • jel: jel:A12 | jel:J18 | jel:B49 | jel:D19 | jel:J12 | jel:R29 | jel:K0

Policy interventions that affect or are mediated through the family typically assume a behavioural response. Policy analyses proceeding from different disciplinary bases may come to quite different conclusions about the effects of policies on families, depending how ind... View more
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    The Western European family ........................................................................................3

    The New Zealand family to 1945....................................................................................5

    The New Zealand family from 1946..............................................................................10

    Note: The labour force participation rate is defined here as the number people aged 15 and over in full time employment or unemployed, divided by the number of people aged 15 and over. Only from 1951 does it include Maori. For the period 1874 to 1981, full time employment was defined as 20 or more hours a week, while from 1986 onwards, it was defined as 30 or more hours per week.

    Sources: 1874-1891 - Olsen and Levesque (1978: Table 1.3); 1896-1996 - Statistics New Zealand (1998b: 306); 2001 - Census 2001 data from Statistics New Zealand online database.

    Notes: 1. The total fertility rate is defined as the number of births a woman would have over her lifetime if prevailing age-specific fertility rates were maintained indefinitely. 2. Data for 1962-1990 are based on the “de facto” population, data for 1991- 2000 on the “resident” population. See the text for details.

    Sources: Maori 1901-1966 - Pool (Pool 1991); Total 1926-1961 - Statistics New Zealand (1998b: Table 5.10); Total and Maori 1962- 2000 - Statistics New Zealand (2001b: Table 2.08).

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