Sunday, August 14, 2011

Child poverty in NZ

One in four New Zealand children live in poverty. A new report which ranked New Zealand 28th out of 30 countries in the developed world. New Zealand's low ranking out of 30 OECD nations showed a high teenage birth rate and the worst suicide rate - at more than twice the OECD average.

Maori and Pasifika children were among the children most affected, and were missing out on goods and services, including adequate housing, nutrition, warm clothing, and healthcare.

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