The need to reorient policy to cultivate more humane understandings of whānau in need.
Aotearoa New Zealand is now the fifth most unequal economy in the OECD. To highlight the human cost of this situation, the concept of “the precariat” offers more informed and contextualised understandings of the situations of socio-economically marginalised people in Aotearoa. Significant societal and policy change is required for Māori whānau to be truly free from the cycle of precarity.
Rua, M., Hodgetts, D., Stolte, O., King, D., Cochrane, B., Stubbs, T., Karapu, R., Neha, E., Chamberlain, K., Te Whetu, T., Te Awekotuku, N., Harr, J., Groot, S., (2019). Precariat Māori Households Today (Te Arotahi Series Paper, May 2019 No. 02). Auckland: N.Z. Published by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence.