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  • Quality of Life - Impacts from the Family Planning Policy in China

    Liang, Yun (The University of Waikato, 2018)
    The relationship between population size, the quality of human capital, and the quality of life, interests social scientists. This topic is particularly important in China, where a previous ‘demographic gift’ is becoming ...
  • The Value of Irrigation Water in New Zealand

    Kravchenko, Alexey (University of Waikato, 2016)
    The aim of this thesis is to examine issues pertaining to freshwater quantity in New Zealand agriculture. Currently, freshwater is managed under the Resource Management Act (1991) and the allocation system is essentially ...
  • Counting Errors: How Misunderstanding of China's Local Population and Employment Counts Affects Economic Analysis

    Li, Chao (University of Waikato, 2015)
    A confusion over local population counts and employment counts in China persists throughout the economic literature. The existing studies within many branches of economics related to China commonly use the count of people ...
  • Poverty impacts of agricultural trade liberalisation in Sri Lanka

    Ranathunga, Seetha P.B. (University of Waikato, 2015)
    There remains controversy over whether trade liberalisation in general, and agricultural trade liberalisation in particular, leads to poverty reduction in developing countries. Since the impacts of agricultural trade ...
  • Distributional Impacts of Interest Free Student Loans

    Coker, Emma (University of Waikato, 2014)
    Prior to 2006, New Zealand charged one of the highest rates of interest on student loans in the world; however, in line with the Labour government’s agenda to increase access to tertiary education, this was the year a ...

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