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Poverty and low living standards: effects and impacts

Michael O’Brien

in Poverty, policy and the state

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9781861347992
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303046 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861347992.003.0005
Poverty and low living standards: effects and impacts

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In the last two decades in New Zealand, a range of studies has focused on the living standards of those below the poverty line and the effects of poverty and managing daily life on state income support. This chapter draws this evidence together by focusing on the research and its implications in terms of such areas as health, food and nutrition, education, housing, recreation, and social participation. It concludes with an outline of official and social-services responses to the growing poverty and deteriorating living standards.

Keywords: New Zealand; poverty line; living standards; state income support; social services; social participation

Chapter.  13989 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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