A year ago the world to most New Zealanders probably looked bleaker than it does today. Twelve months ago we had the reality of falling property prices and rising unemployment, mortgagee sales and bankruptcies. Today, while thousands of people queue for a few dozen jobs, house prices have bounced back to record levels. Some New Zealanders are doing well and some are struggling.
A Road to Recovery is The Salvation Army’s third annual ‘State of the Nation Report’. As with previous reports this report attempts to track social progress across five areas of interest: the position and progress of New Zealand’s children, crime and punishment, the working lives and incomes of New Zealanders, social hazards, and housing.