Thursday, 14 August 2008

Things to read

There's two interesting pieces of research reported in the NZ Herald this morning.

It turns out that higher rates of abortion are linked to domestic violence. Perhaps right-to-lifers might consider working to eliminate domestic violence if they want to bring the abortion rate down.

And the social stigma attached to receiving the Domestic Purposes Benefit makes parenting alone much harder. Moreover, the difficulty of juggling the many tasks that parents must do, alone, makes it much more likely that any paid jobs taken on by a sole parent are more likely to be part-time, low paid and lacking employment benefits and job security. A nice double whammy for sole parents.

1 comment:

The ex-expat said...

I hadn't read the second article. But apparently the word of the day is 'urgh.'