Sunday, February 05, 2012

Sunday graph - growth we don't need

From the Briefing to Incoming Minister of Social Development.


Psycho Milt said...

Looks like working age benefits are still pretty much what they were in 2000, but there's been significant growth in student loans and superannuation - both of which the PM has refused to touch as it might make him somewhat less popular. Nothing like strong leadership in troubled times, eh?

Lindsay Mitchell said...

I agree PM. Key has been weak in those areas.

Regarding working age benefits, yes the total number is similar. But the make-up is worse. Greater percentages of the whole are on DPB and IB. Duration of stay on those benefits is much higher so the degree of dependency is greater.

Psycho Milt said...

If a greater percentage is on the DPB, the increase in CYF notifications also becomes unsurprising.