Welfare doesn’t work, especially for kids

New research that suggests that welfare leads to massive abuse of children:

Researcher singles out stress arising from chronic money shortage as a major factor

Five out of every six children who are abused or neglected in their first five years are in families on welfare, new research has found.

The research, conducted by the University of Auckland for the white paper on vulnerable children, found that 13 per cent of children in families that went on welfare in the child’s first two years were abused or neglected before they turned 5, almost 10 times the rate for children whose parents were never on welfare (1.4 per cent).

That meant 83 per cent of New Zealand children who were abused or neglected in their first five years lived in families that were on welfare in the child’s first two years.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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