Emma Vitz

Emma Vitz is an actuarial analyst, working as a consultant in risk analysis for the insurance industry. She is particularly interested in social inequity, climate risk, and natural disasters.

Society
Oct 4, 2021

What happened to David and Susan? The evolution of baby names in Aotearoa

If you were born in New Zealand in 1963 and your name is David, congratulations, you are one of many.

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Money
Sep 14, 2021

How much we haven’t spent on haircuts, takeaways and more during lockdown

Many of us are acutely aware of the things we’re missing out on during lockdown. Here's how they add up over a two week period.

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Money
Sep 2, 2021

How the pay gap affects the time it takes to pay back a student loan

Pākehā men still pay off their student loans fastest, but the gap is closing.

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Money
Aug 19, 2021

These charts show how your degree is probably worth less today – but so is your student loan

How long does it take today's graduate to pay back their student loan?

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Money
Aug 5, 2021

Why even ‘wealthy’ New Zealanders are avoiding the dentist

When even the most comfortable New Zealanders are neglecting their teeth because of the cost, we've got a big problem.

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Money
Jul 20, 2021

Here’s how much the cost of renting has increased since 1993

According to the data, more renters are paying more money for increasingly squalid houses.

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Money
Jul 6, 2021

From 1992 to 2021, here’s how much you needed to earn to afford a NZ house

The gap between incomes and house prices has widened. But by how much?

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Money
Jun 24, 2021

NZ’s housing market is broken and we’ve got the maps to prove it

How do our incomes stack up against house prices?

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