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.
One step closer to unravelling child poverty
24 February 2015More than half of New Zealand mothers experience some level of hardship between late pregnancy and when their child is 9 months old and many parents have to cope with a drop in family income after having children. These are two of the results from a new policy brief by child development study Growing Up in New Zealand.
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.