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By Donna Chisholm
Listener, 18-24 Nov. 2017, p 14-23.

Discusses research revealing that teenagers are growing up more slowly and taking fewer risks than previous generations. Draws on NZ data collected for the Youth2000 series, which questioned around 9000 secondary students in 2001, 2007 and 2012 about school, family, mental health/well being, healthcare and economics, violence, sexual health, driving, substance use, diet and physical activity.

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UN Convention on the Rights of the Child/UNCROC Monitoring Group, 2017
8 p.

Looks at how New Zealand is putting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice, and where it can do better. Calls for children to be at the heart of the Government's policy and law-making. Makes three recommendations that the Government can put into place immediately.

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By Jonathan Boston
Policy quarterly 13 (3), 2017, p. 27-34 (article).

Discusses the nature and measurement of poverty in developed countries, outlines the main trends in poverty rates in New Zealand over recent decades, comments on why poverty matters, and assesses recent government policy changes designed to alleviate poverty, especially child poverty. Outlines what further measures will be required if New Zealand is to meet its commitments under the UN Sustainable Development Goals to halve poverty rates by 2030.

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