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Gap between the rich and poor in NZ highest ever in NZ in 2011

24th August 2012 by  under Uncategorized

If there is ever a time for action it is now. Go to this website for the latest Govt survey on Household incomes in NZ in 2011

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1. Click this link to visit the PDF Child Poverty and Health 2010 in NZ

2. Evidence Based Policy Making–Gluckman

Summary of Gluckman  on Research based Policy Making

Peter Gluckman, the Prime Minister’s  Chief  Science Adviser, saysNew Zealandshould be making better use of research-based evidence in policy formation and evaluation.

The discussion paper, Towards better use of evidence in policy formation, is the culmination of a year’s work and consultation by Gluckman who is concerned with the inconsistent connection between knowledge, evidence and the policy-making process. He urges that protocols be developed within government agencies to ensure that (a) the scientific evidence they rely on is of a sufficiently high standard of quality and integrity to advance the public good, and (b) that the impact of the implementation of this advice is properly measured.

Gluckman believes the development of such protocols is especially urgent in the area of social intervention where programmes can be introduced without proper recourse to quality research, and without ongoing, independent analysis of their effectiveness in both human and monetary terms. He argues that routine formal analysis of the impact and cost-effectiveness  of proposed and existing programmes is essential, and provision of this objective evidence would enable informed engagement by the public in deciding whether programmes should be expanded, continued or discontinued.

 Click here to see full paper

3. Income Inequality and violent Crime UK click here 

4. Sir Michael Marmot presentations at NZMA Symposium click here

5. New Zealand Govt Household Incomes Survey  click here

6. Updated Research Data for Nz from NZCCSS click here 

7. Click here for Richard Wilkinson on How economic inequality harms societies–video 

8. Click here for the New Economics Foundation’s article on Ten Reasons to Care About Economic Inequality

9. Click here for The Equality Trust Research Digest #3 The Lives of the Other Four Fifths

10. Click here for the research article Does Income Inequality Cause Health and Social Problems–Joseph Rowntree Foundation

11. Click here for What It’s Like to Live in Poverty–Presbyterian Support Otago

12. Some Facts on Income distribution in NZ

13 Easton on Income and Poverty levels in NZ

14.  Ravi Batra–USA Prof Economics on Economic Chaos–Kim Hill Interview on Radio NZ


15. Window on Waikato Poverty by Poverty Action Waikato

16.Inequality Paul Barber NZCCSS paper delivered at the IPS Forum Nov 2010

17. New Zealand Health Inequalities  NZ Medical Association