Story: Family welfare

Raising children

This 1999 Department of Social Welfare pamphlet advertises different forms of help for families raising children. The three-generation family on the cover is multi-ethnic and larger than most households. Inside the pamphlet a sole father is seen finding a place to rent with his son. The images present diversity and indicate state commitment to strengthen families.

Courtesy of Ministry of Social Development, Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-SOCIAL-1999-01-cover; Eph-A-SOCIAL-1999-01-Inside

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How to cite this page:

Maureen Baker and Rosemary Du Plessis, 'Family welfare - Family autonomy and state policy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 May 2022)

Story by Maureen Baker and Rosemary Du Plessis, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 29 Jun 2018