Report: More than 50,000 working households in New Zealand live in poverty

November 29, 2019 at 3:33 PM

From the Human Rights Commission

Research conducted by AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute and commissioned by the Human Rights Commission has found more than 50,000 working households live in poverty across Aotearoa. 

The report, In-work poverty in New Zealand, examines the extent and characteristics of in-work poor households.

The research found that the overall in-work poverty rate was 7 percent before housing costs. This rate varies greatly across several demographic dimensions – for example, it rises to 12.3 percent for single-parent households, and 19.9 percent for two or more family households where only one adult is working.

Click here for more information and to read the report



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