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The National Institute for Demographic and Economic Analysis (NIDEA)


The National Institute for Demographic and Economic Analysis (NIDEA) links together a virtual and evolving community of national and international researchers whose research focus is the interaction of demographic, social and economic processes. Initially founded through collaboration between the University of Waikato's Population Studies Centre, Waikato Management School, and Wellington-based Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust, the Institute's primary goal is to help inform choices and responses to the demographic, social and economic interactions that are shaping New Zealand's future. Reflecting this objective, NIDEA's research programme comprises four interconnected themes, and is supported and sustained by a strong capacity-building programme:

  • New Zealand 2050 (A structurally ageing New Zealand).
  • New Zealand's regions and communities (A regionally diverse New Zealand)
  • New Zealand's individuals, families and households (A socially informed New Zealand)
  • New Zealand's oceanic and global context (A globally engaged New Zealand)
  • NIDEA Demographic Laboratory (A statistically numerate New Zealand)