Author:Alan Johnson, Salvation Army
Source:Salvation Army, Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit
There is a reality gap between the everyday life experiences of people, and the imagined worlds of economists and policy analysts. This report is an attempt to bridge this reality gap. It attempts to do so in part through reference to economic theory and public policy discourse, and in part through the demonstration of empirical data. The filter through which this task is undertaken is that of regions and specifically the 16 local government regions in mainland New Zealand.