This paper is focused on how child poverty affects access to education and success in achievement for New Zealand children.
Considering the current debates and concerns regarding child poverty in New Zealand, this is a very relevant question. I was surprised at what I learned in relation to how economic theory has been used to increase our unemployment rate in order to reduce inflation, and reminded again about the even more callous way beneficiaries have been treated for the last 25 years.
|Official opening of the first state house in Hastings, 6 March 1938. Source: Digital NZ|
|Prime Minister Robert Muldoon anouncing the 1984|
snap election to waiting journalists.
|US President Ronald Reagan (1981-1989) and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990).|
|Prime Minister David Lange with Ministers from the fourth Labour government, Michael Bassett, Richard Prebble and Roger Douglas.|
|Finance Minister Ruth Richardson|
|Bryan Bruce from his documentary Mind the Gap|