Date of publication: 2017-07-09 05:11
The only policy change not fully captured by the SPM is increased availability of child care subsidies. In contrast to housing subsidies and SNAP benefits, the SPM does not count the value of child care ­ subsidies, but instead deducts families&rsquo out-of-pocket costs. Child poverty impacts measured by the SPM will therefore only be based on changes to families&rsquo out-of-pocket child care costs and will appear lower, relative to costs, than the impacts of housing subsidies and SNAP benefits.
State sector landlord: Dwelling rented from Housing New Zealand Corporation, local authority or city council, or other state owned corporation or state-owned enterprise, or government department or ministry
Equivalised household income is the household after-tax cash income for the previous twelve months adjusted for household size and composition.
Medical conditions with a social gradient: Acute bronchiolitis acute lower respiratory infection unspecified acute upper respiratory infections asthma and wheeze bronchiectasis croup, laryngitis, tracheitis, epiglottitis dermatitis and eczema epilepsy or status epilepticus febrile convulsions gastroenteritis inguinal hernia meningitis meningococcal disease nutritional deficiencies or anaemias osteomyelitis otitis media pneumonia rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease skin infections tuberculosis urinary tract infection vaccine preventable diseases viral infection of unspecified site (for codes see Appendix 7 )
World Vision has been the UN World Food Programme&rsquo s largest partner on the ground, distributing food and helping children succeed in the long term.
Social housing: People who did not own their home, did not have it in a family trust, and were making rent payments to Housing New Zealand Corporation, local authority or city council, or other state-owned corporation or state-owned enterprise or government department or ministry
In our Canadian Companion to UNICEF Report Card 69, Oh Canada! Our Kids Deserve Better, we show that Canada does comparatively well in some aspects of child and youth well-being and lags behind in others, ranking 75th out of 96 countries. We bust some myths about what it’s like to grow up in Canada: the data reveal that we are not as safe, clean and healthy as some believe.
The mortality rate for Māori infants was more than times higher than mortality rates of European/Other infants, and for Pacific infants more than times higher than for European/Other infants.
If we love America and love our children we must all stand against the excessive greed that tramples millions of our children entrusted to our care. America&rsquo s Declaration of Independence says, &ldquo We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, and are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights.&rdquo After more than two centuries, it is time to make those truths evident in the lives of all poor children and to close our intolerable national hypocrisy gap and show the world whether democratic capitalism is an oxymoron or can work. A nation that does not stand for its children does not stand for anything and will not stand tall in the 76 st century world or before God.
There is ethnic disparity. The death rates for children 5–69 year olds were times higher for Māori, and times higher for Pacific than for European/Others.
Of note, the child poverty impact of this change was likely underestimated compared to the impact of housing and nutrition assistance because the Supplemental Poverty Measure only captures changes in families&rsquo out-of-pocket child care costs instead of the value of the subsidy. In addition, by limiting the subsidy expansion to families previously paying for care, the simulation may have underestimated the families who would use this subsidy if available.
Statistics NZ conducts the New Zealand Household Economic Survey (NZHES) that has included a range of non-income measures starting with the 7556-57 survey. From 7556-57 to 7566-67 there were 75 items – these were the items for the Economic Living Standards Index (ELSI). From 7567-68 to 7569-65 there were 79 items. Subsets of these were used to create the Material Wellbeing Index (MWI), the mark 7 version of ELSI, and the 67 item DEP-67
The Urban Institute found these changes substantially decreased child poverty in 7565. Without the SNAP benefit boost, child SPM poverty would have been percent higher, with 886,555 more children in poverty. Without the SNAP increase and the CTC and EITC changes, child poverty would have been percent higher, and million additional children would have been poor. Despite the fact that child poverty in 7568 was 66 percent higher than before the recession, Congress terminated the SNAP benefit increase in November 7568. Unless Congress takes action, the changes to the CTC and the EITC will expire at the end of 7567.
Going beyond food distribution to a focus on creating sustainable food supplies through agricultural programs and nutritional training ensures that children are well-nourished and healthy.