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.
‘Collecting childhood’ – in two ways
01 October 2015Growing Up in New Zealand and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa partner for a unique project which collects childhood stories, objects and photos that represent the lives and experiences of children growing up in our country today.
'Starting school' data collection wave launched
16 September 2015With the Growing Up in New Zealand children reaching school age, the study has launched its latest data collection wave to learn more about parents’ and children’s experiences with the move from early childhood education into primary schooling.
Warnings about immunisation prove more influential than positive messages
03 September 2015Negative messages about immunisation have a far greater impact on parents’ decision to delay vaccinations than encouraging information has on vaccinating children on time, reveals a new policy brief by Growing Up in New Zealand.
Why do we need national cohort studies? A dialogue between research and policy on the experiences of the Growing Up in Scotland, Ireland and New Zealand studies Event as iCalendar
21 October 2015, 10:15 - 11:45amSymposium by Growing Up in New Zealand Director Dr Susan Morton and Associate Director Dr Polly Atatoa Carr at the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) conference in Dublin, Ireland
Translational research Down Under: exemplars of the policy-research interface from longitudinal studies in New Zealand Event as iCalendar
21 October 2015, 11:45am - 1:15pmSymposium by Growing Up in New Zealand Director Dr Susan Morton and Associate Director Dr Polly Atatoa Carr at the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) conference in Dublin, Ireland
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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.