Research into law, politics and community services was the third-biggest expenditure in the higher education sector in 2016, Statistics New Zealand's Research and Development Survey 2016 shows.
Expenditure on law, politics and community services was estimated at $80 million in the sector, out of a total of $960 million. The biggest research and development expenditure in the higher education sector was for health ($203 million).
In the business sector, law, politics and community services sector was second-lowest, at an estimated $6 million, but ahead of cultural understanding ($3 million). It was also relatively low in the government sector at $7 million, although expenditure in several areas for that sector was deemed confidential ("C" in the table below).
Research and Development Expenditure 2016, Statistics New Zealand
|Purpose of research||Expenditure sector||Total|
|Construction and transport||151||0||38||190|
|Information and communication services||258||C||C||335|
|Commercial services and tourism||112||C||C||133|
|Education and training||14||C||C||119|
|Law, politics, and community services||6||7||80||93|
|Knowledge – no specific purpose||…||…||85||85|