Report launch: Who are today's dads? Event as iCalendar

09 September 2016

10 - 11:30am

Venue: Makaro room, Wharewaka Function Centre

Location: Taranaki Wharf, Odlins Square, Wellington Waterfront, WELLINGTON

Host: Superu (Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit)

Cost: Free

Contact info: Pandora Carlyon Communications Manager Growing Up in New Zealand

Contact email: p.carlyon@auckland.ac.nz

Website: http://www.superu.govt.nz/seminar_who_are_todays_dads

 

The last 50 years has seen considerable change in the concept and structure of families. Now, many besides the biological father fill the important “Dad” role in the lives of New Zealand children. Today’s father figures also include stepfathers, adoptive and foster parents, co-mums, grandparents and other family members.

At this seminar, His Honour, Judge Becroft, the Children’s Commissioner, will introduce the first report from the University of Auckland Centre for Longitudinal Research - He Ara ki Mua on the diversity, roles, health, employment and aspirations of 21st century New Zealand fathers. The research, funded by the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), draws on information obtained from more than 4,000 participants who act in the role of father to the children who are participants in the contemporary, longitudinal study Growing Up in New Zealand.

Growing Up in New Zealand is tracking the development of nearly 7,000 children born in the Auckland-Waikato region in 2009-10 in the context of their diverse families and environments from before their birth until they are young adults. The Government-funded multidisciplinary, longitudinal study is managed by Superu and based at the University of Auckland.

Speakers:

  • His Honour, Judge Becroft, the Children’s Commissioner
  • Associate Professor Susan Morton, Director Growing Up in New Zealand and Centre for Longitudinal Research, the University of Auckland
  • Dr Te Kani Kingi, Māori Theme Lead for Growing Up in New Zealand
  • Dr Lisa Underwood, Research Fellow, Centre for Longitudinal Research, the University of Auckland
  • Dr Marjolein Verbiest, Research Fellow, Centre for Longitudinal Research, the University of Auckland
  • Associate Professor Cameron Grant, Head of Paediatrics, the University of Auckland

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When:
10am, Friday, 9 September 2016

Where:
Makaro room, Wharewaka Function Centre, Taranaki Wharf, Odlins Square, Wellington Waterfront

Cost:
Free

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Please register online by 5pm, 7 September 2016

Spaces are limited. If you register and are unable to attend please cancel your registration so that tickets can be released to people on the waitlist.

Live-streaming:
We are also live-streaming the launch on Superu’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SuperuNZ/

If you live-stream, you can ask a question by adding it as a comment on Facebook and if time allows, our MC will ask the speakers on your behalf.


For other assistance please contact Superu:
Phone: 04 917 7042 or email events@superu.govt.nz