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.
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’.
New external projects with Growing Up in New Zealand data approved
30 October 2014Growing Up in New Zealand has approved access to its anonymised external datasets for three new projects submitted by the Ministries of Education and Social Development, and the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (SuPERU) in cooperation with the Families Commission.