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Inequality a major election issue

September 04, 2014 at 10:58 AM

According to a Roy Morgan Research Poll, three weeks out from the election, rising rates of inequality is one of the most significant concerns for voters. For those of us working in the social sector in West Auckland this comes as no surprise.

Research by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Picket, suggests that the higer the income gap between those at the top and those at the bottom, the higher the rates of social harm experienced by society, including all forms of violence. Therefore, addressing inequality is a key concern for those of us working in the family violence sector.

We have collated some interesting links about the issue of inequality to get you thinking...

 

Nigel Latta: The new have and have nots

If you missed this doco by Nigel Latta it is worth viewing to get an introduction to inequality in NZ. Click here to view...

 

Ours.co.nz

This website provides a great grpahic about what has changed over the past few decades to influence rates of inequality in NZ.

See here...

 

Interactive: See how well off you are with this inequality calculator:

Check out this calculator to see whether things have gotten better or worse for your household.

 

Closer Together Whakatata Mai:

Check out this great website talking about what we can do to work towards a better society.