Understanding resilient households
State of the State 2017
Resilience is the ability of an eco-system to either absorb or bounce back from a disruption.
Today we often hear it in community and environmental contexts such as the response to natural disasters and climate change. Resilience in these contexts is well explored and this report does not seek to add to the wealth of material available in these areas. This report considers resilience within households, as a part of the broader conversation about the role of public policy, in improving the wellbeing of New Zealanders.