Ministry of Social Development
Making the most of administrative data: new research to understand children at risk of poor outcomes and assess programme effectiveness.
Government agencies have a wealth of administrative data on children and young people who receive services from or have contact with the State. Using these resources for research purposes can be a cost-effective, low compliance-burden means of developing our understanding of children’s trajectories, outcomes and where interventions might be applied to maximise their effect. The three presentations in this symposium demonstrate the possibilities of using administrative data to support evidence-based decision-making to improve the lives of young New Zealanders.
|Moira Wilson||Ministry of Social Development||The impact of the Family Start home visiting programme on outcomes for children and mothers|
|Philip Spier, Senior Research Analyst||Ministry of Social Development||Offending by children in New Zealand|
|Sarah Crichton, Robert Templeton, Sarah Tumen||The Treasury||Identifying children at risk of poor outcomes as young adults|
Chair: Ross Mackay