The Child Poverty Monitor measures and tracks child poverty annually. It is a joint project by the Children's Commissioner, Otago University and the JR McKenzie Trust. The 2014 Monitor shows a slight reduction in income-realted poverty but material deprivation remains unchanged from 2013.
New Zealand needs every single child to thrive - for their own future and the future of the country. But many children are not getting what they need to do well in life. This paper outlines why we will all benefit if we invest better in children.
One of the key priorities for the Children's Commissioner is child poverty. If you would like to find out more about the problem and solutions please follow the link below. You can also get good information at www.childpoverty.co.nz.