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Solutions to Child Poverty in New Zealand

posted 13 Dec 2012, 21:54 by Fiona Cram   [ updated 9 Aug 2013, 23:40 ]

The report on the Children's Commissioner's Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty was released on 11 December 2012. The report is available from the Office of the Children's Commissioner website.

Read Fiona's thoughts about the report on the Whānau Ora Research website.

The Executive Summary of the Report reads:

Child poverty can be reduced: There is no question that child poverty can be reduced. There is extensive international evidence on what can be done, which policies are most effective, and what strategies deliver the greatest returns. But overseas experience also highlights that a significant and durable reduction in child poverty takes time and money. It thus requires political vision, courage and determination. Above all, it means giving children a high priority and making effective use of the best available evidence.