CHILD POVERTY IN NEW ZEALAND

HAVE A SQUIZ AT THIS  RECENT NEWS RELEASE:

http://www.3news.co.nz/A-poverty-of-ideas/tabid/1502/articleID/268729/Default.aspx

Do these ‘facts’ make sense in a “first world” nation?

  • Poverty rates for children in beneficiary families are 6-7 times higher than  households where at least one adult is in full-time work.
  • However, 35% of children living in poverty are from families where at least  one adult has full-time work or is self-employed.
  • Children in sole-parent families experience significantly higher poverty  rates (56%) than those in two-parent families (13%).

What do you think???

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One thought on “CHILD POVERTY IN NEW ZEALAND

  1. I think that’s absolutely terrible. I believed that New Zealand was one of the best countries to live in, obviously not. I’m not going to start because this comment box will be filled to the brim.

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