One of the single biggest causes of poverty is having kids, and then even more kids once already in the poverty trap.
One of the unintended consequences of a generous welfare system is that it actually encourages more children…the more you have the more money the government throws at you.
New Zealanders need to talk about more actively encouraging some parents to stop having children, the Social Development Minister says.
Discussing how the State could intervene to tackle child neglect and abuse, Anne Tolley told TV One it was “very difficult” to stop negligent parents having more children but the country needed to have the discussion.
She Child, Youth and Family (CYF) was in some cases taking custody of up to seven children from some parents. Read more »