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 & Key Issues

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Imprisonment (2018)

IMPRISONMENT & FAMILY STRUCTURE What is the evidence telling us? Released 15 June 2018 Executive Summary Full Report Media Release “Prison Rates Reflect Weakening Of Family Structure“ For …

Why Mothers Matter (2018)

WHY MOTHERS MATTER Released 11 May 2018 Full Report Media Release – “Why Mothers Matter” Report Celebrates Role Of Mothers“ For additional copies, please contact …

Abortion & Health of Women (2018)

ABORTION AND THE PHYSICAL & MENTAL HEALTH OF WOMEN A review of the evidence for health professionals Released 23 March 2018 Full Report Media Release …

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 Mention Family Structure“ For additional …

Child Poverty (2016)

CHILD POVERTY & FAMILY STRUCTURE What is the evidence telling us? Released 30 May 2016 Executive Summary Full Report Media Release “Child Poverty: Don’t Mention Family …

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 Shows Failure of Anti-Smacking Law“ …

Gender (2015)

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

Sex Education & Mindfulness in School – Your Legal Rights

Question: What can you do if, for example, your child comes home from school and says that they are having sex education classes, or Mindfulness …

Screen Time (2015)

“WE NEED TO TALK” Screen Time in NZ – Media Use: An emerging factor in child and adolescent Health by Dr Aric Sigman Released 9 …

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. 

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