Policy reports

Welfare Reform in New Zealand: Moving to a Work-based Welfare System

Prepared by David Knutson, August 1998

About the author

Dave Knutson is a Senior Research Analyst for the Washington State House of Representatives in Olympia. He began working for the House of Representatives in 1977 and has staffed the Health Care & Wellness Committee since 1999. His previous staff assignments include the State Government, Social & Health Services, Institutions, Human Services, Children & Family Services, Appropriations, and Ways & Means Committees, as well as several select committees and task forces. From 1984-86, Dave served as an Assistant Division Director in the Department of Social and Health Services. He graduated from the University of Washington with a master’s degree in Social Welfare Administration in 1977. During Dave's Ian Axford Fellowship exchange to New Zealand he was based at the Department of Social Welfare in Wellington, where he researched recent changes in the welfare system in New Zealand.

Details are current at the time of the award.