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Child Poverty Monitor presentation template 0. Debunking the child poverty myths. Last updated 05:00, May 24 2015 123rf Child Poverty: Are myths and misconceptions spoiling the debate about what to do?

Debunking the child poverty myths

The $790million Budget package aimed "at reducing hardship among children living in some of New Zealand's poorest families" has disappointed Child Poverty expert Jonathan Boston. supplied Jonathan Boston, Professor of Public Policy, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington believes only war or a great depression will lead us to see poor children as "ours" and do something about their plight.

It sounds like a lot of money, and while every dollar matters to poor families, it's not going to do much to shift the shocking number of children living in families below our existing poverty lines. Depending on family make-up, Boston from Victoria University, and Simon Chapple from Otago University, have calculated that for families need $100 to $200 a week rather than $25 worth of benefit to raise them above the 60 per cent of median income relative poverty line. The Big Picture. Profile: New Zealand Child Poverty 101. “Child poverty;” “vulnerability;” “income gap.”

Profile: New Zealand Child Poverty 101

Buzz words, right? Phrases thrown around by the radical lefties? There are 285,000 children living in poverty in New Zealand, yet so many of us New Zealanders seem content to ignore the problem, or worse, to deny it altogether. Unfortunately “us New Zealanders” often includes students. When we launched Choose Kids, a student-run group working to advocate for solutions to child poverty, last year, we were ready for opposition. The simple answer is this: we can’t afford not to care. On that note, let’s start by addressing some of the key poverty myths clouding the debate. You’ve probably heard the phrase “poor parenting” as an excuse for doing nothing about child poverty. Living Wage Aotearoa produced a report last year proving just that. Regardless of where you stand on the whole debate, the figures just don’t add up.

Unfortunately, New Zealand seems to have divided people up into the “deserving” and the “undeserving” poor. One step closer to unravelling child poverty - Growing Up in New Zealand. More than half of New Zealand mothers experience some level of hardship between late pregnancy and when their child is 9 months old and many parents have to cope with a drop in family income after having children.

One step closer to unravelling child poverty - Growing Up in New Zealand

These are two of the results from a new policy brief by child development study Growing Up in New Zealand which follows the lives of almost 7000 children from before birth into adulthood. The brief provides a snapshot on the economic, physical, social, and human resources available to New Zealand children in their first two years of life, and explains how these inter-related measures can be used to provide population-relevant and context-specific insights into developing innovative solutions to reduce child poverty. The information comes in the week leading up to Children’s Day on 1 March which will be celebrated under the theme ‘Treasure our Children’. Epic / Homepage - Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI) Kia ora and welcome to EPIC.

There are a number of databases within EPIC that you can search on to find useful information about child poverty. Global issues in context Australia NZ reference centre limit your search to articles from 2014 MasterFile Premier - limit to 2014, full text, and magazines General OneFile - videos 65 Student resources in context - includes a wide range of multimedia content – curation12

EPIC is a venture between New Zealand libraries and the Ministry of Education, giving schools free access to a worldwide range of electronic resources.

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EPIC resources are purchased annually through the EPIC consortium on a subscription basis by the Ministry of Education for access by all New Zealand schools. What is available? Through EPIC schools can access databases containing curriculum related content from thousands of up-to-date, full text international and New Zealand magazines, newspapers, biographies, substantial reference works, images, e-books, multi-media resources and much more. Visit the Databases page for descriptions of the resources, and to filter by learning area and school level. How do I access EPIC? Use the links below (and from the Databases page) to access the EPIC resource that you are interested in searching. For EPIC school login queries email: epic@epic.org.nz. BBC - Newsround - Search results for child poverty. Use the Search Box above to find what you are looking for. 20 February 2013 'One in five' children in poverty across UKOne in five children across the UK is living in poverty, new figures suggest.

A variety of news items that will provide you with an overview of the issues around child poverty including social issues, politics, and projects to address the problem. – curation12

The End Child Poverty campaign, made up of more than 100 charities, has created a map of child poverty. 29 May 2012 Child poverty 'could get worse', says charityCuts by the government could make UK child poverty worse, says the charity Unicef..

BBC - Newsround - Search results for child poverty

The UK has a target to end all child poverty by the year 2020. 9 April 2012 Schoolchildren win award for poverty videoSome of the pupils said that before they made the film, they thought child poverty only affected. 10 January 2012 Chat: Has your family had to change its spending? NZ Child Poverty.

KidsCan is an agency set up to support children in need. This site tells you more about the work they do in New Zealand and how you can help. – curation12

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