Poverty is a prevalent issue in Aotearoa, with the narrative often around inequality amongst our most vulnerable communities. New research conducted by AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute has found that more than 50,000 working households live in poverty across New Zealand. This report was commissioned by the Human Rights Commission, which will analyse the implications identified through the findings to inform their advocacy work focussing on poverty, equality and non-discrimination. Louis Laws spoke with Alexander Plum about the institute’s research findings.

Alexander Plum is a Senior Research Fellow at AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute. He is an expert in labour economics and social welfare.



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