Social Workers in Schools Impact Evaluation
This study was a preliminary investigation of the impact of the government-funded Social Workers in Schools service (SWiS) which is available in selected New Zealand primary and intermediate schools. The investigation used the Integrated Child Dataset(ICD)-linked data that foreshadowed the child-level data linkages now available through the Statistics New Zealand Integrated Data Infrastructure(IDI). Researchers identified positive effects for some student groups from the SWiS programme. This research was supported by funding from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and in-kind contributions from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and MSD.
- Jiang, N., Maloney, T., Staneva, A., Wilson, M., & Vaithianathan, R. (2018). The impact of Social Workers in Schools: A preliminary investigation using linked administrative data.
Location: New Zealand
Partner/s: Ministry of Social Development (NZ)