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Child Poverty Rate Falls Slightly But Poverty Still Casts a Long Shadow

Earlier this week the Census released data for 2013 showing that child poverty fell to approximately 20 percent.  Despite the slight improvement, one in five American children still lives below the federal poverty line of $18,769 for a single-parent family of three.  878 more words

Equity & Opportunity To Learn

Teflon Man No More

On 26 August, as Nicky Hager’s expose on New Zealand’s right wing politics hit public consciousness and confirmed our worst fears, I wrote, 593 more words

The Body Politic

The Last Supper

I probably wasn’t going to write about Independence again, then I was asked by a person who likes my Universal Service facebook page, to write him a blog for the Wednesday morning before the Referendum entitled The Last Supper. 496 more words


Harper urged to push for progress on health of poor kids, moms

OTTAWA – The United Nations Children’s Fund is calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to use his coming speech at the General Assembly to push for progress on saving young mothers and newborns in the developing world. 122 more words


Colin Craig: The Christian With No Compassion

The New Zealand General Election is upon us this week and as we all know, inequality has been a much talked about topic. When we raise issues such as child poverty it is really amazing to see the difference between those who care about the welfare of our most vulnerable, and those who seem truly unable (or unwilling) to look past their own life experiences and see the world through a different point of view. 729 more words

New Zealand

Child poverty in New Zealand: how bad is it?

2013 statistics show that 285,000 New Zealand children are living in poverty (Child Poverty Monitor, 2014). That’s one in four children. In this instance, poverty is defined as families living off less than 60 percent of New Zealand’s median income. 579 more words

Child Poverty

Children in poverty are in desperate need of our help

For many years, child poverty in the developed world has been seen as an “American” problem.  The truth of the matter is that there are thousands of children in Canada living in poverty as well.   186 more words