Julie Fry and Peter Wilson | Better Lives (signed)

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Julie Fry and Peter Wilson | Better Lives (signed)


Migration is a paradox: it can bring economic benefits to both migrants and host countries, but it remains an emotive and contentious issue.

Traditionally, economists use Gross Domestic Product to measure the impact of migration on economies and conclude that overall, it has small positive effects. But GDP does not include all the things that people care about when trying to lead a life that they value.

Julie Fry and Peter Wilson have developed a new way of thinking about the impact of migration on the wellbeing of New Zealanders. It allows a wider range of factors than just economic impacts, like environmental sustainability, social cohesion and the effect of migration on distribution to be used to judge alternative policies. Their goal? Migration policy that does the right thing for the right reasons.


Release date: Friday April 13. Join us for the public launch event if you are in Auckland.

We will pack and send postal orders soon after that.  Approximate New Zealand delivery time is 3-5 working days.

New Zealand shipping is a low $3. Or pick up in store or at an event and pay no shipping.

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