Consumer affairs in rural New Zealand

Larsen, Gretchen, Lawson, Robert W., and Fischer, Wolfgang Chr. (2002) Consumer affairs in rural New Zealand. Journal of Consumer Policy, 25 (2). pp. 233-256.

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Abstract

Recent changes in many areas of Government policy as well as changes in the private sector have had major impacts on the provision of services in rural areas of New Zealand. This report describes the results of a New Zealand survey of 795 rural consumers. The results emphasise how the problems perceived as most important to people in rural areas are essentially linked to fundamental services such as housing, water, communications, and transport. Though this element of basic needs is covered in the consumer policy literature it is not a feature that tends to be emphasised. The survey also gauges some aspects of rural consumers' knowledge of their entitlements under New Zealand consumer law and their familiarity with, and use of, consumer advisory and support services.

Item ID: 13564
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: consumer affairs; New Zealand
ISSN: 0168-7034
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2010 05:22
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140299 Applied Economics not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9199 Other Economic Framework > 919999 Economic Framework not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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