An Expenditure based Approach to Measuring Child Poverty in New Zealand
Keywords:Child poverty, Poverty measurement, Household expenditure
Poverty is complex, has many dimensions and is difficult to define and measure. When considering child poverty reduction policies, we must thus consider as many different dimensions as possible. In this way, researchers can provide data to build a comprehensive understanding of the issues, allowing decision makers to apply their own judgements. This study aims to provide such data by exploring how household expenditure data can add to our understanding of child poverty.
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