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Poverty related factors for families now and in the future

By Kieran Madden


Poverty-related factors for families now – international evidence[1] As New Zealand-based evidence is limited, we turn to the UK to…

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Poverty across generations

By Kieran Madden


Mobility and persistences: Poverty across generations Poverty is an intergenerational, relational problem. While the prevailing philosophical perspective promotes the view…

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Current poverty | poverty within lifetimes

By Kieran Madden


Risk factors and trigger events What causes poverty for families today differs from what causes poverty across generations. Causes of…

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Causation and income dynamics of people in disadvantage

By Kieran Madden


CAUSATION The surveys above asked the question, “What causes poverty?” But before we, as researchers and policy makers, can answer…

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Uncovering pathways into and out of disadvantage in New Zealand

By Kieran Madden


INTRODUCTION Families in poverty face significant challenges and disadvantages that are likely to have scarring effects long into their children’s…

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Not helping harms us

By Julian Wood


Last week the Hamilton Central Business Association enacted the “Your Help May Harm” campaign, aiming “to educate the public on the…

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Posturing doesn’t help those facing poverty

Posturing doesn’t help those facing poverty

By Alex Penk


“I know that’s not PC, but you know, that’s me,” said Judith Collins last week as she commented on child…

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Between risk and reality

Between risk and reality

By Kieran Madden


We use statistics to inform policy development and public discourse—it is a tool to better society. But like most tools,…

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Working hard, still struggling

Working hard, still struggling

By Danielle van Dalen


In New Zealand’s poverty debate, work is often touted as the silver bullet solution, the one thing that will solve…

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Changing the Story – Poverty panel discussion

By Maxim Institute


Every society tells a story about the good life, getting a fair go, or what it takes to live well….

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Seeing the person, not the problem

Seeing the person, not the problem

By Danielle van Dalen


Politics and policies can change lives. However, policy is just an idea until people do something to enact it. For…

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Connecting communities with help

Connecting communities with help

By Jeremy Vargo


Last week I had a fascinating conversation. I was talking with Lisa Woolley in her office at VisionWest: a large…

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The Heart of Poverty Series #3: Uncovering the pathways in to and out of disadvantage in New Zealand

By Kieran Madden


Around 10 to 15 percent of New Zealand families are stuck in persistent poverty that will keep them trapped there…

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An unrealistic opportunity for equality

By Kieran Madden


If we were looking for a value that everyone could get behind, surely equality of opportunity would be a hot…

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“Skyrocketing” rhetoric no good for struggling families

By Kieran Madden


Strong words were exchanged in Parliament and in the media following the release of MSD’s annual Household Incomes Report and…

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Recommendations | Defining and measuring what it means to be poor in New Zealand

By Kieran Madden


DEFINITION AND MEASUREMENT   Defining Poverty: A definition of poverty cannot capture “everything in the world we don’t like,” as one…

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Defining and measuring what it means to be poor in New Zealand

By Kieran Madden


INTRODUCTION Who is poor? How did they get there, and how has poverty damaged their lives? The first paper in…

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Is education the great equaliser?

By Kieran Madden


Last week, New Zealand got a glowing report card from the OECD for our economic performance and the policies set…

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The President, and the complicated truth

By Kieran Madden


The United States is known for its hyper-partisan, rhetoric-laden public debate.  From the Huffington Post to Fox News, the left-right…

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The making of resilient families

The making of resilient families

By Keiran Madden


While most of the stories behind families in poverty are tinged with despair, many are gilded with hope. Because poverty…

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