What do New Zealanders think about inequality? That’s the question driving the recent Marsden-funded research of AUT’s Dr Peter Skilling. This project looked at what levels of income inequality New Zealanders think is reasonable, and investigated the dynamics of conversations about inequality. He talks with The Policy Observatory’s Keri Mills about the results of his research.
Dr Peter Skilling is a Senior Lecturer in Management at Auckland University of Technology and a member of the New Zealand Work Research Institute. His research interests include the challenges facing the transition to a more sustainable economy, and the uses of political language. Peter’s current research looks at the experiences of New Zealanders engaged in “precarious” work.