CPAG publishes a range of monographs on topics relating to children.
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The results of this research show a frightening picture for too many children in Whangarei. In a country that has long been a major food producer it is scandalous that so many report going without food in order to make ends meet. The fact that this is the experience of so many New Zealand children makes the scandal even worse.
Left Further Behind: how policies fail the poorest children in New Zealand, is an urgent call for policy changes that provide solutions to child poverty. this is CPAG's flagship publication and well worth reading.
In this latest research by Donna Wynd, we look at how too many children start their day without food. This lack of food at the start of the day affects children at the start of the day and is a major barrier to their learning, and social progress and development.
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is pleased to publish this monograph ‘What work counts? Work incentives and sole parent families’. Its findings raise important policy issues for New Zealand society.
Edited by Dr Susan St John and Donna Wynd, and written by a range of experts this report outlines how increasing inequalities are harmful to children and society at large - and what to do about it. Download the report here, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy (~180pages).
A chapter written by Dr Susan St John, CPAG family incomes spokesperson, in the Otago University Press publication "Health inequalities and need in Aotearoa New Zealand".
This Child Poverty Action Group report presents a picture of widespread food insecurity in our food-producing nation. However the report says an adequate, nutritious diet can reverse most of the harm this causes to children's health and development. It recommends at the very least, the introduction of quality breakfast programmes in decile one to three schools.
Mike O'Brien reviews compulsory work policies and their effects on children.
In CPAG's incomes monograph Susan St John and David Craig ask whether the 'Working for Families' package works for children.
In-depth analysis of the background and consequences of the 1990s housing reforms for New Zealand children.
The first official publication of the Child Poverty Action Group, Our Children: The Priority for Policy, was published in early 2001. This new edition updates Our Children and reflects on the events and progress of the intervening two years. Read the speeches from the launch here.
The findings of in-depth interviews with 11 low decile schools about the impact NCEA exam fees had on their students. While there was unanimous support amongst schools for the NCEA as a national qualification, the report concludes that many students in the poorest areas were disadvantaged and discouraged from completing the cornerstone qualification because of the high levels of fees.
A report prepared by housing expert Alan Johnson, on the scale of transience in South Auckland, one of the poorest areas of New Zealand.The results of the survey suggest that in South Auckland the equivalent to a middle sized New Zealand primary school shifts every week of the school year. This impacts on almost a third of all low decile school children.