Better Lives

Bridget Williams Books

Migration is at historically high levels and more than a quarter of the New Zealand population was born overseas. Yet immigration remains a deeply contentious issue, with the debate more often shaped by emotion than evidence.

Julie Fry and Peter Wilson have developed a comprehensive new framework that broadens the scope of how we consider migration policy. Rather than just considering the effect of migration on GDP, they explore factors such as environmental sustainability and the Treaty of Waitangi. Their goal? Migration policy that does the right thing for the right reasons.