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History of the LSF

Living standards: a broad range

It includes a broad range of material and non-material factors which impact on well-being (such as trust, education, health and environmental quality). Treasury has been at the forefront of making living standards analysis part of what governments do and our understanding has changed as we learned more. Below are links to earlier work that helped us develop our thinking but is no longer current.

Find out more about:

  1. What Treasury thinks is important for living standards from our working paper Working Towards Higher Living Standards for New Zealanders.
  2. How our thinking developed:
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Aspects of living standards What we said Background notes or further reading
Moving from a Framework to Implementation Improving the Living Standards of New Zealanders: Moving from a Framework to Implementation (Speech by Dr Girol Karacaoglu)  
The Heart of Our Policy Advice  
An Introduction to Using the Living Standards
Economic Growth
Sustainability for the Future

Statistics New Zealand Sustainable Development Website

Increasing Equity
Social Infrastructure
Managing Risks
How the four capitals relate to the five points  

How we collaborated

Last updated: 
Friday, 15 December 2017