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Poverty, policy and the stateThe changing face of social security$
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Mr Mike O'Brien

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347992

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347992.001.0001

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Poverty and low living standards: effects and impacts

Poverty and low living standards: effects and impacts

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Poverty, policy and the state
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Michael O’Brien

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347992.003.0005

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

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