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Index improves use of social welfare resources

University of Auckland public health researchers have applied government agency data to develop more accurate methods for measuring poverty and social disadvantage across New Zealand.

The Index of Multiple Deprivation uses information from a range of sources that include national health agencies, tax and census records, police databases and geospatial data providers.

The project, led by University of Auckland medical statistician Dan Exeter, has identified seven categories of social and economic deprivation in NZ. These are crime, education, employment, geographical access, health, housing and income.

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