We publish a range of reports, working papers, submissions and corporate documents
We are no longer producing 'Children' journal but electronic back copies are available here
High levels of child poverty have stark social implications. It is now well documented that children who grow up in poor households are also more likely to experience adverse outcomes in other facets of their life.
There is growing recognition that a systematic policy approach is required if child poverty in New Zealand and its broad social impact are to be sustainably reduced. Using legislation to embed a child poverty reduction strategy is one approach to consider. This Research Brief is based on a research paper by John Hancock and explores the impacts child poverty legislation has had in the UK, and what lessons New Zealand can take from that approach.
This paper discusses the rationale for microfinancing, proposes a definition, comments on the Government’s announcement that it will develop microfinance policy, and canvases key policy parameters.Download (pdf 497 KB)
This paper discusses the evidence for a Government-supported framework and how Government might partner with others. It includes a possible framework for strengthening food in school provision.Download (pdf 627 KB)
Children, young people and young adults’ views and experiences of poverty
We worked with child, young people, and organisations to explore poverty and how it affects children and young people. The result is this collection of photos, poems, artwork and stories.Download (pdf 391 KB)
Actions to address child poverty in New Zealand
This report includes a series of proposals for reducing child poverty – some are broad, long-term preventative measures, while others are specific and short term.Download (pdf 1.6 MB)