Growing Up in New Zealand is this country's largest contemporary longitudinal study of child development.
We're tracking the lives of more than 6,000 Kiwi children to discover what life is
like growing up in 21st Century New Zealand.
Our findings will influence research, policy and services to improve
the well-being of all New Zealand children and their families.
More than 6,000 children and their families are part of Growing Up in New Zealand. If you're one of our study participants - thank you!
This is where you can change your contact details, find out what's coming up next, and discover more about your data and privacy.
Growing Up in New Zealand data is available for researchers, Government organisations, NGOs and others to access, analyse and use.
The study provides a unique and rich data source which grows in value over time. It can be used to answer a variety of research questions and inform policy development.
Unmet mental health support for pregnant New Zealand women
The first-ever study to look at anti-depressant use and symptoms of depression in pregnant New Zealand women has identified unmet need for antenatal mental health support.
Babies not meeting infant feeding guidelines may be at greater risk for childhood obesity
New research reveals that a significant number of babies are not being fed in accordance with New Zealand’s infant feeding guidelines and this puts them at greater risk for childhood obesity.
Study highlights greater barriers for Māori and Pacific children to see a GP
Māori and Pacific children face more barriers to seeing a GP than other children and those who face barriers are twice as likely to be hospitalised.
Children’s screen time and the impact on cognitive development
New research sheds light on how Kiwi pre-schoolers’ use of screen media may affect the development of executive functions which help children to manage their impulses and behaviour.
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