June 20, 2019
Time with tamariki concern for Māori parents
A state of the nation parenting survey by health insurer nib has found Māori parents are significantly more likely to have access to support from close or extended family when it comes to childcare.
While 65 percent of all respondents said they had close family available to assist with childcare, this grew to 73 percent among parents who identified as Māori.
One in five Māori parents cited the amount of time they had available to spend with their children as their biggest source of concern, compared with 10 percent of total survey respondents.
nib chief executive, Rob Hennin, says there is a real need for initiatives which improve the overall level of accessibility to healthcare for Māori.
Nib provides health insurance to Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei members including not just hospital treatments, but GP consultations, dental and optometry.
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