Posts Tagged ‘Recession’

Punitive move divides the needy

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is calling on the Government to not further divide the needy. The call comes in response to the Government’s Income Relief Payment making full-time workers who lost their job because of the economic impact of COVID-19 eligible for tax-free weekly payments of almost $500 a week for a period Read more

Catholics and Salvation Army agree: NZ Pacificans ‘hardest hit’ by recession

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

More government action is needed to address high unemployment and a widening income gap for Pacific people according to a Salvation Army report, “More Than Churches, Rugby and Festivals”. The report claims Pacific people now have the highest unemployment, the lowest incomes and a widening income gap that could mean they’re left behind when the economy Read more

Vulnerable Children “silent victims” of the recession

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Vulnerable children from the most deprived communities have become “silent victims” of the recession, often having to go without healthy food, healthcare and clothing, a new report has found. The yearly Children’s Social Health Monitor, released on Monday, examines the effects of the economic downturn on children. Researchers say children with preventable illnesses are being left untreated Read more

Blacks and minorities dip out more in recession

Friday, July 29th, 2011

The “Great Recession” has left black and minority households significantly worse off than white households and the wealth gap is at its widest in 25 years, since the US government began publishing statistics by ethnicity. According to the study conducted by Pew Research Centre the median wealth of white households was 20 times that of black Read more

Recession still hurts charities

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Charities and the Not-for-Profit sector continue to be hit hard by the economic recession, with thousands of small US charities likely to close this year. In a new study released by the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), an organization that surveyed nearly 2,000 nonprofit organizations, 87 percent report the decline in the U.S. economy continues to Read more