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 are living in poverty across New Zealand. This report was commissioned by the Human Rights Commission, who will analyse the implications identified through the findings, to inform their advocacy work focussing on poverty, equality, and non-discrimination. Louis Laws spoke with Dr. 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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