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The importance of heterogeneity when examining immigrant education-occupation mismatch: evidence from New Zealand
(IZA Discussion Paper, 2010)
Many immigrants are overqualified in their first job after arrival in the host country. Education-occupation mismatch can affect the economic integration of immigrants and the returns to education and experience. The extent ...
Household wealth and saving in New Zealand: Evidence from the longitudinal Survey of Family, Income and Employment
This paper uses data from the Survey of Family, Income and Employment (SoFIE) to estimate household saving in New Zealand between 2004-2006. Comprehensive data on wealth is collected biannually in SoFIE and we calculate ...
Does Homeownership improve personal wellbeing
Does homeownership help people become better citizens, parents and neighbours? Advocates for promoting homeownership claim that ownership is linked to improved life outcomes for individuals as well as to more cohesive ...
Accounting Ffor Selectivity and Duration-Dependent Heterogeneity when Estimating the Impact of Emigration on Incomes and Poverty in Sending Areas
The impacts of international emigration and remittances on incomes and poverty in sending areas are increasingly studied with household survey data. But comparing households with and without emigrants is complicated by a ...
A State Housing Database: 1993-2009
The 1990s saw a significant sell-off of state houses in New Zealand, while the 2000s saw a material rebuilding of the state house inventory. We provide in-depth documentation of a rich spatially-defined dataset of the ...