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NZWRI report - In-Work Poverty

NZWRI report - In-Work Poverty

From Feb NZWRI newsletter - The Human Rights Commission launched the institute's research on in-work poverty in November of 2019. The launch included a presentation in Auckland, and a public seminar in Wellington.
Professor Gail Pacheco and Senior Research Fellow, Dr Alexander Plum presented the research, while Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner, Saunoamaali'i Karanina Sumeo, spoke to the human rights implications of in-work poverty.

The headline figure of the report was a 7% rate of in-work poverty in New Zealand. This is the proportion of working households in New Zealand (in 2013) living below the poverty threshold. However, this rate varies considerably across several demographic dimensions, for example, rising to 12% for single-parent households and 20% for two or more family households where only one adult is working.

View the report.