Poverty in New Zealand

Poverty in New Zealand deals with the incidence of relative poverty in New Zealand and its measurement.wikipedia
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Child poverty in New Zealand

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In 2005, an international report found that one in six children in New Zealand were being raised in poverty – making New Zealand children 23rd poorest out of 26 rich nations.

New Zealand

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Poverty in New Zealand deals with the incidence of relative poverty in New Zealand and its measurement.

Statistics New Zealand

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Growing inequality is confirmed by Statistics New Zealand which keeps track of income disparity using the P80/20 ratio.

Rogernomics

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Factors contributing to the growth in inequality include substantial cuts in the top income tax rate in 1986-88 combined with a surge in unemployment caused by Rogernomics and the stock market crash of 1987 which pushed more people onto welfare.

Black Monday (1987)

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Factors contributing to the growth in inequality include substantial cuts in the top income tax rate in 1986-88 combined with a surge in unemployment caused by Rogernomics and the stock market crash of 1987 which pushed more people onto welfare.

Jonathan Boston

Professor Jonathan Boston of Victoria University says nearly 20% of poorer households in New Zealand now depend on welfare benefits.

Auckland

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In 2014, Pickett and Wilkinson were invited to Auckland and Dunedin to discuss the relevance of their research to New Zealand.

Dunedin

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In 2014, Pickett and Wilkinson were invited to Auckland and Dunedin to discuss the relevance of their research to New Zealand.

Suicide

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They argued that as inequality in New Zealand has grown, there has been a dramatic increase in the youth suicides;, although in contrast, recent Department of Health data shows that the age-standardised suicide rate decreased by 19.5% from the peak rate of 15.1 deaths per 100,000 population in 1998 to 12.2 deaths per 100,000 population in 2012.