Tagged: equity

The real challenge to COVID-19 vaccination rates isn’t hesitancy — it’s equal access for Māori and Pacific people - COVID-19

Guest Author Jun 02, 2021

Jesse Whitehead, University of Waikato; Kate C. Prickett, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington, and Polly Atatoa Carr, University of Waikato   Reports of potentially higher rates of vaccine hesitancy among Māori and Pacific populations have seen the government target COVID-19 vaccine and information campaigns at those communities. And there are excellent reasons for such … Read More

Research shows Māori are more likely to die from COVID-19 than other New Zealanders - COVID-19

Guest Author Sep 04, 2020

Michael Plank, University of Canterbury; Andrew Sporle; Kate Hannah; Melissa McLeod, University of Otago, and Nicholas Steyn The risk of dying from COVID-19 is at least 50% higher for Māori than New Zealanders from European backgrounds, according to our study published today. Māori and Pacific populations are historically at greater risk of hospitalisation and death from pandemics. During the … Read More

NZ behind on paid parental leave – Suffrage 125 - Suffrage 125

Guest Author Sep 19, 2018

Dr Frederique Vanholsbeeck What’s more important the right to vote or paid parental leave? I would argue that we need both to achieve equality and that New Zealand is miles behind in term of “properly” paid parental leave. I came to New Zealand from Belgium in 2003 after choosing carefully a country where I would live and learn to speak … Read More

Food taxes and subsidies will probably protect health & reduce inequalities – but the devil is in the detail - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Oct 09, 2013

Professors Tony Blakely, Cliona Ni Mhurchu and Nick Wilson Research teams we lead have published two papers in the last few weeks on food taxes and subsidies – both of which depend on what are called price elasticities.  Timely, in … Continue reading → … Read More

Intergenerational Justice - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Apr 22, 2013

Following on from my last post, I came across this 2011 series of videos on Intergenerational Justice from the Oxford Martin School. They are all quite long (some shorter snappier versions would be helpful so that they are more widely viewed) and I haven’t watched them all, but the one on Is the fiscal crisis forcing a … Read More