People facing persistent disadvantage see their opportunities shrink and can end up trapped in a vicious cycle. When people are trapped in disadvantage, it is not only bad for them, but all of society loses out. This inquiry will focus on:
- generating new insights about the drivers of persistent disadvantage, and the impacts across different population groups;
- developing recommendations for actions and system changes to break or mitigate the cycle of disadvantage; and
- helping raise public awareness and understanding of trends in economic inclusion and social mobility in New Zealand.
This inquiry will develop recommendations to help whānau and communities realise their potential, and enhance their mana and wellbeing. This includes exploring ways to better support Māori-led and Pacific-led solutions.
Find out more – read the Terms of Reference which guide this inquiry.