Families and Whānau Status Report 2013
Towards measuring the wellbeing of families and whānau
The Families and Whānau Status Report is the first in a series that aims to enrich our understanding of family and whānau wellbeing.
The report builds a platform upon which we can measure and monitor the wellbeing of families and whānau, and provides a starting point to identify where further research or data is needed, including exploring better integration and analysis of existing and potential new data sets.
This first report does not rate family or whānau wellbeing and is not presented as a ‘scorecard’. Rather, it presents insights and initial thinking around what is required to enable the Commission to engage in measuring family and whānau wellbeing.
Part One Setting the Context: The importance of a demographic overview provides an in-depth review of diverse demographic changes, looking at historical trends, it maps the changing shape and role of families, and their impact on New Zealand families and whānau.
Part Two Towards measuring family and whānau wellbeing presents two draft conceptual frameworks for measuring family and whānau wellbeing. The Commission has developed dual conceptual frameworks to measure family and whānau wellbeing.
Find the report and outline here.