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Economic Deregulation and Psychological Contracts: The New Zealand Experience1
Economic deregulation and psychological contracts: The New Zealand experience
SimonPeel, KerrInkson

New Zealand, a small island state 1,500 miles to the east of Australia, has often been a pioneer. New Zealand was the first country, in 1895, to bring in full women's suffrage. In the period between 1936 and 1949, New Zealand's Labour government pioneered the modern welfare state, creating, through the nationalization of key industries, the socialization of the medical sector and low-cost housing and the introduction of welfare benefits for all in need, a model for many subsequent European systems. In recent years, New Zealand has again been a crucible for change and a laboratory for the developed world.2 For since 1984, successive governments have changed ...

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