Ragnor is, isn't he? At least, it is implied.
Are you going to put the blame for that on the welfare system? As you can see above, there exist effective incentives to exit benefit into paid work. he minimum wage worker has a surplus of $404.20 after paying rent and childcare, the beneficiary has a surplus of $187.59
- however, a key part of getting people off DPB and into work was the ICM model of case management - which National has killed because it requires low caseloads for case managers, ergo, more case managers.
That's child poverty and some of the attempts of the welfare system to address it - as for child abuse, I have no idea about the causes of this. Economic stress is certainly causative, but not the sole cause, surely. And I don't see how the welfare system increases it - people who are welfare dependent with it would most likely be crime dependent without it.