FutureworkNZ blog

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Child care

When is a policy that helps people be in work not an ALMP?

9 October 2019 | Tim Maddock

Answer: When it’s a childcare subsidy available to other low-income households.

School children

The confidence of youth

3 October 2019 | Amelia Sharman

Young people have a strong belief that technology will shape their future but what types of skills a...

Distance learning

How important is human capital to productivity?

18 September 2019 | Amelia Sharman

Have you ever done a MOOC? After completing four separate degrees and ten years at university, you w...

Who should invest their money between workers’ ears?

22 July 2019 | John MacCormick

Training is an investment in “embodied human capital” – assets stored in workers’ heads.

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