Poverty cycle

Generational poverty
Intergenerational disadvantage


Spotlight on poverty

This paper explores the nature of poverty, how it is measured, why it matters, and what can be done to reduce it – ensuring a fairer future for all New Zealanders.

The first year of COVID-19: initial outcomes of our collective care for low-income children in Aotearoa New Zealand

This report is an attempt to understand the situations facing low-income children and young people, and their parents and caregivers, families, whānau and communities in New Zealand.

Child and youth wellbeing strategy

This report covers the progress made during the first ten months of the New Zealand government's Child Youth and Wellbeing Strategy's implementation, from September 2019 to June 2020.

Child poverty related indicators report: May 2021

This report focuses on New Zealand's child poverty trends and indicators up to and including the 2019/20 year.

Partners in crime: the relationship between disadvantage and Australia’s criminal justice systems

This report explores the relationship between disadvantage and Australia’s criminal justice systems. The report draws on findings from a range of consultations with experts from across the sector including academics, service providers, practitioners, government and community actors from multiple jurisdictions, through individual consultations, roundtable discussions...

The impact of inadequate income support payments on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) has developed this submission with input from two of our affiliates—Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council (AH&MRC) and Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA). A full list of recommendations is presented at the end of this submission.
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New national report highlights suburbs stuck in cycle of disadvantage

This report released by Jesuit Social Services and Catholic Social Services Australia finds that postcode is a good predictor of disadvantage.

Speaking for ourselves: the truth about what keeps people in poverty from those who live it

This publication reveals the true nature of what it really means to live in poverty in New Zealand. Although each person’s story is unique, what becomes evident is that there are particular experiences and themes surrounding poverty that hold true for the majority.

Resolving long-term homelessness

Evaluating an intensive intervention designed to end long-term homelessness, this report covers the 36 months outcomes of the Journey to Social Inclusion pilot program and follows on from two previous reports which examined outcomes after 12 and 24 months. The evaluation combined a traditional Randomised...

Lifetime and intergenerational experiences of homelessness in Australia

The research examined the prevalence of intergenerational homelessness in Australia and found that almost half of those currently receiving homelessness assistance had parents who themselves experienced homelessness. Prevention and early intervention programs, especially those oriented to Indigenous people are critical in breaking the cycle of...