Children and debt to government

November 2022   |   Reports

Children and debt insightsTe Atatā - Insights Brief: Children and debt to government draws evidence from examination of debt to government to examine the impact of debt on families with children. This shows that 62% of debtors are parents or share an address with a child. Persistent debt can lead to lower household financial resources and stress for parents and caregivers.

This report is part of the Social Wellbeing Agency’s reports into debt to government. For more information see The persistence of debt of government,  Private and public debt and the earlier report on debt to government.