|RFx ID :||19593249|
|Tender Name :||In-Work Poverty|
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|Open Date :||Wednesday, 4 April 2018 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Close Date :||Wednesday, 2 May 2018 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
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|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Cluster [?]|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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A research partnership comprising the Human Rights Commission (HRC), the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is looking for a supplier to design and carry out a quantitative research study that explores the nature of in-work poverty in New Zealand. Also referred to as the ‘working poor’, these are households that cannot escape hardship despite containing individual(s) who are employed. They are a separate group from those who are low-paid workers (although there is some overlap between the two groups).
The objective of the research is to 1) define ‘in-work poverty’ (or ‘the working poor’) in the New Zealand context, 2) measure its prevalence, 3) profile those who are affected based on demographics and available employment-related characteristics and assess risk of in-work poverty, 4) consider and address additional research question(s) that respondents suggest based on their usefulness in the context of feasible poverty reduction policies in New Zealand, and 5) consider how the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi can be incorporated into the approach to provide a te ao Māori pespective. The research findings will serve as a platform for informing relevant policy-making efforts aimed at reducing poverty and improving workers’ human rights and employment-related circumstances.