Welcome to Growing Up in New Zealand
Growing Up in New Zealand is New Zealand's contemporary longitudinal study tracking the development of approximately 7,000 New Zealand children from before birth until they are young adults. The study is designed to provide unique information about what shapes children’s early development and how interventions might be targeted at the earliest opportunity to give every New Zealand child the best start in life.
Private rentals less safe for raising toddlers
15 January 2015Many private rentals fall short of being safe places to bring up a child suggests new research into household safety released by Growing Up in New Zealand.
Study on skin infection in children gets funding boost
16 December 2014Dr Mark Hobbs from the Centre for Longitudinal Research has been awarded a grant from the Auckland Medical Research Foundation to determine the relative contribution of social, economic, ethnic, environmental, genetic and microbiological factors to the incidence of serious skin and soft tissue infections in children under five.
Young New Zealand families are moving house more than ever
09 December 2014New Zealand families with children under two move house much more than previously thought and more often than families in other countries. These are two of the key findings published today in a new report from the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study, titled 'Moving House in the first 1000 days of life’.