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90-day law research widely covered – In the News

John Kerr posted in on June 20th, 2016.

New research analysing the impact of a controversial 90-day trial period for new employees has been widely covered in the New Zealand media. The research, undertaken by Motu Public Policy and Research, found the legislation led to little change in employment rates or employee mobility. You can read more about the research, including expert commentary, […]

The Depressing truth about overtime

John Kerr posted in on January 26th, 2012.

The odds of a major depressive episode are more than double for those working 11 or more hours a day compared to those working seven to eight hours a day, according to a new study. Researchers followed about 2000 middle aged British civil servants (as part of the ‘Whitehall II Study‘) and found a robust […]

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Radio NZ: Mental illness link with poor job prospects in young

Peter Griffin posted in on August 3rd, 2010.

Research from the University of Otago has shown that mental illness in young adults can be tied to poor economic outcomes in later life. (See an SMC Alert on the research here) An excerpt: (read in full here) “Disorders such as depression, anxiety and substance abuse were experienced by just over half those in the […]

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