The Experience of Poverty for Infants and Young Children

New Zealand childhood poverty rates have almost doubled since the 1980s, affecting the wellbeing of a large number of NZ children. Poverty is difficult to define. It sits alongside a constellation of associated risks that contribute in different ways to each family’s experience. However, there is recognition that poverty is about so much more than low household income. Brainwave Researcher, Hilary Nobilo, explores how poverty affects many infants and young children in New Zealand, its damaging influence, and how it may generate consequences that last well into adulthood. Click here to read more.