Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Poverty, policy and the stateThe changing face of social security$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Mr Mike O'Brien

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347992

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347992.001.0001

Show Summary Details



(p.2) (p.3) one Introduction
Poverty, policy and the state

Michael O’Brien

Policy Press

As with many other countries, New Zealand has experienced both sweeping economic and social reform and growing poverty and income inequality in the last twenty years. The changes in New Zealand are part of a much wider international set of economic and political changes, including changes in the role and function of social security and income support. This book examines the social-security and income-support changes in that wider context. It looks at a range of excluded groups, especially children, women, lone parents, disabled people, and minority ethnic communities, particularly Māori (the indigenous people of New Zealand) and Pacific peoples.

Keywords:   New Zealand, citizenship, income inequality, Māori, Pacific

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.