Govt orders inquiry into links between disadvantage and productivity

Staff reporters
Tue, 15 Jun 2021

The Productivity Commission’s next inquiry will be into what can be done to break cycles of disadvantage that prevent New Zealanders from reaching their full potential.The inquiry is the first to be sought under the commission’s leadership by Ganesh Nana, the former chief economist at economic consultancy BERL, a long-time adviser to the Labour party on economic policy.“This inquiry will help us better understand the drivers and dynamics of long term disadvantage, within people’s lifetimes and across generations,”...

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