GUiNZ Residential Mobility Report 1: Moving House in the First 1000 Days of Life - public seminar Event as iCalendar

09 December 2014

12 - 2pm

Venue: Public Trust Building, Level 6, 117 Lambton Quay, Wellington

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The Growing Up in New Zealand team, in conjunction with the University of Auckland and Families Commission invites you to celebrate the launch of the first report in our ‘Residential Mobility’ series.

Growing Up in New Zealand - Moving House in the First 1000 Days of Life

Join us to hear Growing Up in New Zealand’s Director, Associate Professor Susan Morton and the study’s Associate Director, Dr Polly Atatoa-Carr summarise the findings, and to ask any questions you may have about the research.Associate Professor Susan Morton,  lead author of the report and Director of Growing Up in New Zealand will provide a summary of the findings.

Knowing the extent of families’ residential mobility is vital to ensuring all New Zealand pre-schoolers get the social services they need. This event will be of interest to social sector professionals, rising to this challenge.
New Zealand families with children under two move house much more than previously thought. For some, mobility can result in a better family life such as living in a bigger house or a safer neighbourhood. While for others, it is a stressful experience, marked by difficult family events such as partners separating or losing a job.
Whether by choice or necessity, regularly moving house may lead to problems accessing social services like education, benefits and healthcare, and affects families’ support networks and friendships.  
‘Moving House in the First 1000 Days of Life’ describes how often and how far New Zealand children are moving at the start of their lives. It also identifies some of the ethnic, demographic, family characteristics and types of housing tenure associated with high levels of mobility.

This is the fifth report from the Growing Up in New Zealand team, using information collected in this longitudinal study of children’s development from conception to two years old (1000 days).

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