We’ve long known that children from affluent families get a head start that can translate into a long-lasting advantage, especially when it comes to academic achievement. Now, scientists have found what may be part of the explanation: Children who grow up in higher-income families appear to have larger brains.
Child poverty rates in New Zealand are “stagnating”, having barely changed since 2008, an international report by UNICEF says.
This is despite other countries of a similar size reducing their child poverty rates since the global financial crisis, the Children of the Recession report, released today, said.
The UNICEF figures also showed youth unemployment has increased and more New Zealanders admit they do not have enough money to buy food.
The Children of the Recession report studied the impact of the global economic crisis on child wellbeing in 41 Organisation for Economic co-operation and Development (OECD) and European Union countries.
The 2014 Election in New Zealand is coming up. An powerful message from Winston Peter. Because he man of integrity and cover the real issue here in New Zealand.
Let look at the stat in New Zealand
140,000 are unemployed and 38% of those are under 25 years of age
285,000 children are in Poverty which that is 27% which that higher than the USA
Amount of Student Debt is 13.5 Billion New Zealand Dollars which that in about 11.3 Billion US Dollars
Estimate of 2.4 million hectares of farmland and forest owned to Foreigners. which that about almost the size of Macedonia which that about 9% of the total land area of New Zealand.
By Simon Collins
1:17 PM Thursday Feb 27, 2014
The number of Kiwi kids in poverty jumped by 60,000 in the recent global recession – twice as much as previously reported.
Revised figures show that children in homes with under 60 per cent of the median income after housing costs, usually cited as New Zealand’s poverty line, leapt from 240,000 in 2007 to 300,000 in 2010, the highest since 2001.
The number has dropped back since then to 285,000, but this is still 20,000 more than the previously reported figure of 265,000.
The revisions, disclosed today, are mainly because the accommodation supplement was double-counted in all estimates of after-tax income reported by Statistics NZ, Treasury and the Social Development Ministry since 2009-10.