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INTRODUCTION Between 2001 and 2007 the number of people receiving Unemployment Benefit or Domestic Purposes Benefit in New Zealand decreased substantially.
Pu Ora Matatini students remain on the domestic purposes benefit (DPB) throughout their education and Te Kupenga pays for all course costs.
We also have a paper by Tim O'Donovan, Karen McMillan and Heather Worth that looks at the health of children of Domestic Purposes Benefit recipients.
They have been motivated by long-standing concerns about the rising numbers of sole parents and children dependent on the domestic purposes benefit (DPB); the rising fiscal burden of benefit provision; and the incentive effects of the benefit system on sole parents' levels of employment.
Yet the remarriage of parents with dependent children often results in a mother ceasing to be dependent on the Domestic Purposes Benefit and is therefore an advantage to the State.