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Private and public investment, 1947–1977

Private and public investment, 1947–1977

In the 30 years after the Second World War there was substantial investment by the state in such activities as housing, roads, power generation and education, so in constant 1978 dollars the value of state investment rose steadily. However private investment rose faster, although more erratically, with particular increases in the early 1950s in farm development and a fall in the late 1960s following the drop in wool prices.

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Brent Layton, 'Investment - Post-war investment, 1940 to 1980', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2023)

Story by Brent Layton, published 11 Mar 2010