Ending Poverty and Inequality research cluster


This cluster focuses on amplifying the contribution made by psychology to sustainable human flourishing, and to the eradication of poverty and inequality in particular. The cluster and its goals are aligned with those currently being articulated through a process of global consultation – the United Nations “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals will guide human development initiatives globally for the next 15 years. Designed to be applicable in every country, the SDGs encompass, and are undergirded by, a range of specific targets from improving nutrition and sustainable agriculture, to gender equality, sustainable livelihoods, climate change, citizenship, social inclusion and change, global mobility, and the promotion of peace justice and inclusive societies for all (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?menu=1565). 

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Responding to poverty

The following two-minute video outlines problems with dominant (neoliberal) understandings of and responses to poverty.

Food insecurity and difficult choices

For families facing food insecurity, making ends meet means making difficult choices. This short animated video clearly outlines some of challenges faced by parents when there is not enough food to adequately feed everyone in the household, including common obstacles to growing ones own food, and finishing with practical suggestions for improving equitable access to food.

Project-GLOW: Global Living Organizational Wage

The heart of this international collaborative research project is one foundational question - using Purchasing Power Parity, Is there a Global Living Wage that enables people, organizations and communities to prosper and thrive?
Check out our more comprehensive information at Project GLOW : Global Living Organizational Wage.


Siautu Alefaio - Auckland
Stuart C. Carr - Auckland
Kerry Chamberlain - Auckland
Leigh Coombes - Manawatu
Natasha De Faria - Auckland
Ruth Gammon - Wellington
Jocelyn Handy - Manawatu
Stephen Hill - Manawatu
Darrin Hodgetts - Auckland
Antonia Lyons - Wellington
Mandy Morgan - Manawatu
Natasha Tassell-Matamua - Manawatu
Clifford van Ommen - Auckland


Darrin Hodgetts
Email: D.J.Hodgetts@massey.ac.nz

Stuart Carr
Email: S.C.Carr@massey.ac.nz

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