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Social statisticians, 1975

Social statisticians, 1975

This team of social statisticians worked at the Department of Statistics. In the back row are (left to right) Doug Hannan, Jill Carter, Paul Brown, Coyle Kelly, Laurence Wong and June Vize. In the front row are (left to right) Margaret Shields (later a cabinet minister), Ann Soon, Mick Solomon and Whetu Rolleston. Social statistics collected by the government continue to form an important base for social-science research and for formulating social policy. 

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Peter Clayworth, 'Social sciences - Social science in the community', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 October 2021)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 1 Jun 2015