Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple’s short book is the definitive introduction to child poverty in New Zealand. It demonstrates in clear and unambiguous terms how poverty affects all of us, rich and poor, and that the solutions are in our hands. Russell Wills, Children’s Commissioner
What is child poverty, what evidence is there of such poverty in New Zealand and why does it matter? These questions regularly attract answers accompanied by conjecture and prejudice. This short book uses the latest evidence and a non-partisan approach, identifying child poverty as a critical issue for New Zealand’s future. Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple’s succinct introduction to this challenge, drawn from their widely acclaimed full-length book and updated with new data, is essential reading.
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'Russell Wills and Jonathan Boston: Child poverty fight needs long-term plan', New Zealand Herald, 28 May 2015
'Debunking the child poverty myths', Rob Stock, BusinessDay, stuff.co.nz, 24 May 2015
'Budget 2015: Bill English hits back at anti-poverty figures', Regan Schoultz, New Zealand Herald, 24 May 2015
'Key budget talking points', NZ Newswire, Yahoo News, 21 May 2015
'How New Zealand can cut child poverty', Jonathan Boston, op-ed, stuff.co.nz
'Plea for the Government to spend $2b to reduce child poverty', Rob Stock, stuff.co.nz