Child Poverty in New Zealand: Why it matters and how it can be reduced

  title={Child Poverty in New Zealand: Why it matters and how it can be reduced},
  author={J. Boston},
  journal={Educational Philosophy and Theory},
  pages={962 - 988}
  • J. Boston
  • Published 2014
  • Political Science
  • Educational Philosophy and Theory
Abstract A combination of policy changes and wider socio-economic trends led to a dramatic increase in child poverty in New Zealand during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Higher rates of child poverty have now become embedded in the system and show little sign of resolving themselves. For a country which once took pride in being comparatively egalitarian and, more particularly, a great place to bring up children, the tolerance of much greater child poverty is surprising. It is also concerning… Expand
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