Differences in income show a consistent pattern across the
population. Low income is associated with poor outcomes in
many areas including:
- educational achievement
- adequate housing
- access to opportunities to participate in leisure and
- exposure to air pollution, nutrition
- lower life expectancy, and
- more chronic illness including mental illness.
A child growing up in poverty is three times more likely to be
sick than other children with Māori and Pasifika children most at
risk from insufficient income, substandard housing, inadequate
nutritious food and unequal access to health care.
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