Pacific Peoples

Pacific Peoples

Pacific peoples participate in the labour force at lower rates than do other groups. Among those who are in the labour force, rates of unemployment are high. An industry and occupational analysis reveals that people of Pacific ethnicity tend to be concentrated in the manufacturing sector. But despite their over-representation here, they are poorly represented within management. During the years since 1990, Pacific peoples have begun to exhibit more presence than was previously the case in several occupations. However, overall, Pacific peoples are not well represented in many parts of the New Zealand labour force. Poor educational outcomes, combined with heavy domestic demands, offer important reasons for why we find these disappointing labour force outcomes for Pacific peoples. Beyond this, EEO initiatives in the public service have done little to raise the profile of Pacific peoples in government departments.

 

The full chapter on Pacific peoples in Framework for the Future is available below. 

 

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'EEO progress for Pacific Peoples' - full chapter from Framework for the Future Either download the full PDF of the report (which will open bookmarked to the chapter on Pacific Peoples), or view the full chapter in an HTML page. Download Read

 

 

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