Acknowledgements; Introduction; Setting the scene; Part I why child poverty matters; 1 What is child poverty?; 2 Why child poverty should be addressed; 3 Myths, misconceptions and misunderstandings; Part II how best to reduce child poverty; 4 Finding solutions - the big issues; 5 Incentivising action on child poverty; 6 Reform of the tax and benefit system; 7 The active employment system; 8 Reforming child support; Part III mitigating the impacts of child poverty; 9 Housing and child poverty; 10 Education and child poverty; 11 Helping poor families function better; Conclusion; 12 Making a difference and meeting the cost; Glossary; Notes; Index
Jonathan Boston is the Director of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies in the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington. Professor Boston is a leading contributor to policy debate in New Zealand on a range of issues, and was the co-chair of the Children's Commissioner's Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty in 2012. The author of numerous books and articles, he contributed to Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis (BWB, 2013), and chaired the book's advisory group.Simon Chapple is a Senior Research Fellow in the Dunedin Multi-disciplinary Health and Development Research Unit, Department of Preventative and Social Medicine, Otago University. Dr Chapple has held senior economist and public policy roles in New Zealand and abroad, spanning the Department of Labour, Ministry of Social Development, the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.