Poverty and the Statistician

Children and their parents have long been identified as the biggest group of NZ's poor. Brian Easton surveys the many statistical investigations of this area.

Poverty and the Statistician

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Event type: Public Lectures

11 December 2018 from 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm 11th Dec 2018 5:30pm 11th Dec 2018 6:30pm

RHLT3, Lecture Theatre 3, Rutherford House

It is over 40 years since social statisticians identified children and their parents as the biggest group of the poor. In that time there have been numerous statistical investigations, too many to cover in one session. Instead, Brian Easton will highlight some of those in which he was involved and recount some of the humorous and tragic political and policy stories which go with them. He hopes to have time to discuss ongoing developments.  (The technical level of the presentation will be kept simple).

Brian Easton is an independent scholar, widely known for his economics column that appeared in the New Zealand Listener magazine for 37 years, from 1977 to 2014. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the New Zealand Economic Association and in 2009 he won the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) Economics Award. Brian is also a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a Chartered Statistician.

This event is free, and no registration is required.