The Child Poverty Debate

Myths, Misconceptions and Misunderstandings

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Pages: 132

RRP: $14.99

ISBN: 9781927277751

ISTC: A022014000005C24

DOI: 10.7810/9781927277751

Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple’s short book is the definitive introduction to child poverty in New Zealand. It demonstrates in clear and unambiguous terms how poverty affects all of us, rich and poor, and that the solutions are in our hands. Russell Wills, Children’s Commissioner

What is child poverty, what evidence is there of such poverty in New Zealand and why does it matter? These questions regularly attract answers accompanied by conjecture and prejudice. This short book uses the latest evidence and a non-partisan approach, identifying child poverty as a critical issue for New Zealand’s future. Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple’s succinct introduction to this challenge, drawn from their widely acclaimed full-length book and updated with new data, is essential reading.

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