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Language preference: Māori English

Language preference: Māori English

Benefits of Education for Māori

Key Facts

<p>Increased educational achievement by Māori contributes to improved wellbeing for individuals and whānau. This fact sheet presents information that illustrates the benefits of education in terms of employment, income and health.</p>

  • Māori have shown a steady increase in educational attainment in recent years, with nearly 200,000 Māori holding secondary or tertiary qualifications in 2006.
  • Māori with higher levels of qualifications, particularly those with tertiary level 4 qualifications or above, are more likely to be employed and earn higher incomes.
  • Māori with higher levels of qualifications are more likely to live longer, with lower mortality rates found among Māori with post-school qualifications, than with school or no qualifications.

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