One in five children in ‘significant hardship’

New Zealand is ranked 21st of the 30 on the OECD measure with data showint that at least one in four children living below the poverty line.

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has launched its new report ‘Left Further Behind’ outlining the posiston of children which CPAG convener Mike O’Brien describes as “a lot worse than three years ago”.

The report states indicators of social distress are paralleled by reports of third world diseases like rheumatic fever, homelessness, poor dental health, hunger and family dysfunction.

Stuff has more.


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