Research & Issues

The role of Family First is to promote and advance research and policies which support marriage, families, and safe communities as foundational to a strong and enduring society. Read our Research Reports and our Summary Papers on key issues.

Research & Issues

The role of Family First is to promote and advance research and policies which support marriage, families, and safe communities as foundational to a strong and enduring society. Read our Research Reports and our Summary Papers on key issues.

Research, Surveys & Key Issues

  • All
  • abortion
  • alcohol
  • children
  • crime
  • drugs
  • economy
  • education
  • euthanasia
  • family
  • freedom
  • gender
  • government
  • health
  • marriage
  • media
  • parenting
  • porn
  • poverty
  • pregnancy
  • sex
  • society

RESEARCH – Why Mothers Matter (2018)

WHY MOTHERS MATTER Released 11 May 2018 Full Report Media Release – “Why Mothers Matter” Report Celebrates Role Of Mothers“ …

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RESEARCH – Abortion & Health of Women (2018)

ABORTION AND THE PHYSICAL & MENTAL HEALTH OF WOMEN A review of the evidence for health professionals Released 23 March …

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RESEARCH – Child Abuse (2016)

CHILD ABUSE & FAMILY STRUCTURE What is the evidence telling us? Released 29 November 2016 Executive Summary Full Report Media Release “Child Abuse: Don’t …

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Child Poverty NZ

RESEARCH – Child Poverty (2016)

CHILD POVERTY & FAMILY STRUCTURE What is the evidence telling us? Released 30 May 2016 Executive Summary Full Report Media Release …

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RESEARCH – Anti-Smacking Law (2016)

“DEFYING HUMAN NATURE” An Analysis of New Zealand’s 2007 Anti-Smacking Law Released 11 February 2016 Executive Summary Full Report Media Release “Analysis …

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Boys, Girls & ‘Other’ – Gender Ideology (2015)

“BOYS GIRLS OTHER” Making Sense of the Confusing New World of Gender Identity Released 30 June 2015 Executive Summary Full Report Short …

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Sexuality Education & Mindfulness

Sexuality Education (& Mindfulness) in School – Your Legal Rights

UPDATED – 2022: Question: What can you do if, for example, your child comes home from school and says that …

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RESEARCH – Screen Time in NZ (2015)

“WE NEED TO TALK” Screen Time in NZ – Media Use: An emerging factor in child and adolescent Health by …

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RESEARCH – Euthanasia – Killing Me Softly (2014)

KILLING ME SOFTLY Should Euthanasia Be Legalised? Released 12 May 2014 Executive Summary Full Report Media Release “Euthanasia Report Warns of …

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RESEARCH – R18: Sex & Sexuality Education (2013)

R18: SEXUALITY EDUCATION IN NEW ZEALAND A Critical Review Released 17 June 2013 Executive Summary Full Report Media Release “Sex …

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Child Wellbeing in New Zealand

RESEARCH – Who cares? Mothers, Daycare & Child Wellbeing (2012)

WHO CARES? Mothers, Daycare and Child Wellbeing in New Zealand Released February 8 2012 Executive Summary FULL REPORT (high res) …

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RESEARCH – Youth & Alcohol in NZ (2011)

YOUNG PEOPLE & ALCOHOL What does the medical evidence tell us about the legal drinking age in New Zealand? Released February …

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RESEARCH – Why Marriage Matters (2009)

Released September 2009 “21 Reasons WHY MARRIAGE MATTERS” – a trans-tasman effort to highlight the benefits of marriage has been …

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RESEARCH – Value of Family (2008)

Fiscal Benefits of Marriage and Reducing Family Breakdown in New Zealand Released October 2008 Executive Summary FULL REPORT The Value …

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Our Research

Family First is a leading voice on family issues in the media and public domain. Our research is commissioned to educate, promote and advance further research on policies which support marriage, families, and safe communities as  foundational to a strong and enduring society. Family First also hosts conferences and brings in international experts; produces and publishes relevant and stimulating material in newspapers, magazines, and other media; and enables families to make submissions to local and central government on issues affecting them. Our goal is to participate in social analysis and debate, and advocate for families regarding public policy and laws. 

Check out our fact sheets summarising the key issues facing New Zealand society.

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