Here is the link I should have put in the first post.
Yeah, child poverty starts with the parents. I know a teacher from a low decile school and it isn't entirely about cash-poor parents - they simply don't know how or care how to raise kids. These kids frequently start school unable to string a sentence together - it costs zero $ to talk to your kids but they don't even do that. Throwing cash at the kids makes you feel good but is an ambulance at the bottom of the cliff. It could be better to spend some money on expanding plunket or similar and make sure the parents get some tuition and training.