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The impact of ultra-fast broadband on workers and firms

After New Zealand’s central government initiated a large roll-out of ultra-fast broadband (UFB) in 2011, the use of UFB by firms increased markedly. 21 percent of firms had broadband in 2010, rising to 55 percent...

Taking the carbon out of construction

Engineered wood could cut building emissions and costsBy Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global ChangeTo meet the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change—keeping global warming...

Coverage of Early Childhood Education workforce statistics

A recent report by Motu Economic and Public Policy Research focusses on the characteristics of the ECE workforce including how often people enter and leave the sector and where workers come from and move to....

Coverage of digital inclusion and wellbeing paper

New research by Motu's Arthur Grimes and Dominic White using four large-scale surveys of New Zealanders shows those in social housing and people with disabilities appear to be particularly disadvantaged with respect to internet access....

Coverage of medical specialists pay and gender bias

The gender pay gap is alive and well in District Health Boards (DHB) at the senior doctor level according to research from Motu's Isabelle Sin and Bronwyn Bruce-Brand. This was covered in:
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Pay of medical specialists in New Zealand is gender biased

The gender pay gap is alive and well in District Health Boards (DHB) at the senior doctor level according to research out today.“Women specialists earn on average 12.5 percent lower hourly wages than men,” said...

Analysis of early childhood education workforce

The early childhood education (ECE) sector has changed over the last decade, from mainly community-based, not-for-profit services to mainly privately-owned services. With the increase in demand for ECE, there is also an increase in the...

Motu News - November 2019

From the Executive Director of Motu Research Kia ora koutou.  One of the things that most appeals to me is that Motu researchers value the opportunity to pursue quality research in a setting with...

Finding out more about the ‘gig’ economy

Motu today released research exploring how to go about measuring gig work. "Gig" once meant a live performance by a musician or group. It now refers to any work that is temporary or that has...

Digital inclusion and wellbeing in New Zealand

New research using four large-scale surveys of New Zealanders shows those in social housing and people with disabilities appear to be particularly disadvantaged with respect to internet access.Just 69 percent of those living in Housing...