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Celebrating 30 years of the Household Labour Force Survey – symposium

Statistics New Zealand and the New Zealand Work Research Institute held a symposium in Auckland on 20 April 2016 to celebrate 30 years of the Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS).

The symposium showcased how this rich data source is used to change New Zealand lives.

Presentations on the day provided insights into the history of the HLFS, what happens behind the scenes in the collecting of the data, research that is using HLFS data, and upcoming changes to the survey.

  • 30 years of the HLFS – Why did we start the HLFS, supplements along the way, international trends coming up
    Diane Ramsay (Statistics New Zealand) 
  • The changing labour market over the past 30 years – and areas of focus coming up
    Dave Paterson (MBIE)
  • A compilation of minimum wage research using the HLFS
    Gail Pacheco (AUT)
  • The gender pay gap in New Zealand; evidence from the HLFS and SOWL
    Bill Cochrane (Waikato University) and Gail Pacheco (AUT)
  • What the HLFS can tell us about the lives of ordinary New Zealanders
    Alan Johnson (Salvation Army)
  • HLFS: What's new? Redeveloped HLFS at a glance – what is changing and what is staying the same
    Sharon Snelgrove (Statistics NZ)

Download or print the PDFs of the presentations from the 'Available files' box. If you have problems viewing the file, see opening files and PDFs.

Published 6 May 2016

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