What are the child poverty reduction targets?
The Act requires the Government to set three-year and ten-year reduction targets on the three primary measures. These targets are set out in the table below.
Table 2 - Child poverty reduction targets (% of children)
|Primary measure||Baseline rate
|3-year target rate
|10-year target rate
|BHC50 moving line||16.5%||10.5%||5%|
|AHC50 fixed line||22.8%||18.8%||10%|
The percentage number in each line in the table above shows the percentage of children in New Zealand living in poverty at the baseline year (2017/18) and at the three-year and 10-year target years.