Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Inter generational benefit receipt

These pie graphs show the percentage of beneficiaries aged 16-17 who had a parent(s) who were also on welfare.

For instance 56% of Maori beneficiaries aged 16-17 had been reliant on their parent's benefit for more than 80 percent of their teenage years.

For the large majority of all clients they had a parent  who had spent time receiving welfare.

Conversely only 7% had no match to parental receipt.

I suppose the left would call this the transmission of disadvantage.  It is also the transmission of values and expectations.

(Caution: I expect that in among this group will be young people with physical and intellectual disabilities whose parent has been receiving a benefit to provide care for them. These young people make up 23% of the total.)


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