Pool, I., Baxendine, S., Cochrane, W. & Lindop, J. (2006). New Zealand regions, 1986-2001: Dependency and development of social capital. (Population Studies Centre Discussion Paper No.62). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, Population Studies Centre.
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The development of social capital is significantly affected by benefit dependency of the population. This paper investigates measures of social cohesion and measures of dependency on society across the regions of New Zealand. Some of the measures looked at specifically are social security benefit use and convictions, custodial sentences and the prison muster across regions. The paper also focuses on housing and specifically considers overcrowding.
University of Waikato, Population Studies Centre