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History of the Living Standards Framework

Page updated 1 Dec 2017

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 Below are links to earlier work that helped us develop our thinking but is no longer current.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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