Māori in New Zealand’s contemporary development
Keywords:Māori contribution to population replenishment and economic development, ‘total social production model', Māori birth cohorts, child-capital contribution, working age population, Māori employment rates
By conventional economic indicators, such as GDP per capita and unemployment, New Zealand is among the better off of the OECD countries (OECD, 2015). This, however, is not true for all areas in the country. The other empirical articles in this issue focus on the disparities between towns and rural centres across New Zealand, especially those in decline. This article takes a different approach, focusing on the contribution of Māori to national and sub-national population and development.
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