Associate Professor Susan St John: Combining Earner Tax Credit and Working for Families
Susan St John is a founding member of Child Poverty Action Group and serves as an Economic advisor and spokesperson for the group. She is an Honorary Associate Professor in the Economics Department and the Co-Director of the Retirement Policy and Research Centre at the University of Auckland. Susan has co-edited many of CPAG’s flagship publications, the most recent being The Accommodation Supplement: The wrong tool to fix the house (2019). Susan has also written many articles on child poverty reduction including Reflections on the Child Hardship Bill, Policy Quarterly (2015), and Does the living wage ensure an adequate income for families? Policy Quarterly (2017). In 2019 Susan was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to social policy.