• A critical evaluation of policies and programmes that mitigate the effects of free trade on unemployment

      Zhang, Nan (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      Free trade is a net gain to both trading partners in general. However, trade liberalization does harm some inefficient industries. This research will check various labor market policies and programmes that might be used ...
    • Contribution of Rural Banks to Regional Economic Growth

      Devi, Laksmi Yustika (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      Following the literature on the relationship between financial development, economic growth and the poverty rate, this present study empirically examined the links between rural bank development, economic growth, and the ...
    • Culture, participative decision making, and job satisfaction

      Van Der Westhuizen, De Wet (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      This study sets out to empirically examine whether asymmetries in culture differentially affect the job satisfaction and the freedom for individuals to participate in job-related decisions. With globalisation facilitating ...
    • Gender wage inequality in the urban Chinese labour market

      Liu, Jie (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This thesis presents an analysis of the gender earnings gap in urban China. The focus is on the impacts of human capital, family circumstances, social and political capital, occupation, ownership sector, industrial sector, ...
    • Gender wage inequality in the urban Chinese labour market

      Liu, Jie (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      This thesis presents an analysis of the gender earnings gap in urban China. The focus is on the impacts of human capital, family circumstances, social and political capital, occupation, ownership sector, industrial sector, ...
    • New Zealand household debt: is it too high?

      Tu, Tina (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      Rising levels of household debt has been a concern in many industrial countries. This is because high level of household debt may hinder future consumption growth. Furthermore, households may become more susceptible to ...
    • New Zealand Mental Health Inequalities: Concentration Index and Ethnic Disparities

      Parker, Eva (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      The recent increase in the prevalence and awareness of mental health inequalities within New Zealand necessitates an understanding of the factors responsible for such disparities. The current study quantifies income-related ...
    • A Policy Evaluation of Home Detention Sentencing: Evidence from New Zealand

      Mitchell, Olivia (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      On 1 October 2007, New Zealand authorised home detention as a stand-alone sentence, permitting a judge to directly sentence offenders to home detention without requiring an initial imprisonment sentence. In this thesis, I ...
    • Rhizomatic human communication and constructed social representations as determinants for consumption preferences

      Meyenburg, Imko Tjado (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      The background of this research is the observation that mainstream economic theories cannot present an adequate explanation for emerging and changing consumption preferences in dynamic social systems. Scholars among the ...