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.

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    One in eight pregnant women affected by depression
    24 August 2015
    One in eight New Zealand women suffer from depression symptoms while pregnant, with Pacific and Asian women twice as likely to be affected, reveals new research from Growing Up in New Zealand.
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    Lead maternity carer system working for most New Zealand mothers
    04 August 2015
    Two decades after New Zealand introduced a choice-based model of primary maternity care, almost all mothers-to-be enrol with a carer early in their pregnancy and most are happy with the choice of carers available, suggests new research from Growing Up in New Zealand.

    

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Access to GUiNZ data

Antenatal and nine-month data from Growing Up in New Zealand is available for use by researchers outside the Growing Up team.

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Key findings

All year round, the Growing Up in New Zealand team publishes scientific and working papers, and releases major reports and topical policy briefs.

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Meet our families

Meet Sophie (5) from Auckland and Kaea (4) from Hamilton, two of the 7,000 children whose lives the Growing Up in New Zealand study follows. Their stories offer vivid pictures of how children grow up in New Zealand today.
 

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