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dc.contributor.authorHaigh, David
dc.description.abstractPoverty is an important socio-political issue in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Children’s Commissioner’s Child Poverty Monitor has established the following measures of poverty: material hardship (households that go without things they need), and income poverty (where household income is less than 60% of the current median income). It was also identified that households in extreme poverty (including 80,000 children) are experiencing both material hardship and income poverty. Various policy proposals are made to government to relieve poverty in both the short and long term. Short-term measures will not involve high cost and include greater child-support payments to sole parents who are receiving a benefit. Long-term measures involve increased child-related benefits and greater commitment by government to social housing and continuing free healthcare. This paper also recognises the importance of a cultural shift in the Department of Work and Income in relation to staff treatment of benefit applicants.en_NZ
dc.publisherUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectgovernment policiesen_NZ
dc.subjectDepartment of Work and Income (New Zealand)en_NZ
dc.titlePoverty in New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden160512 Social Policyen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationHaigh, D. (2018). Poverty in New Zealand, Whanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Development, 4(2), 102–115. Unitec ePress. Retrieved from:
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.volume4 (2)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleWhanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Developmenten_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeMount Albert, Auckland, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaCommunity Development

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