Measuring and monitoring material hardship for New Zealand children:MSD research and analysis used in advice for the Budget 2015 child hardship package
Just a heads-up. Haven't had time to absorb it yet.
Hardship is about what a child actually lacks that can be reported in a survey. It isn't income poverty, despite the government's response being an income boost.
At a quick read the 2015 budget was advised from 2008 data....seven budgets ago.