The ethnic identification of the new New Zealanders: evidence from Growing Up in New Zealand
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Lead Organisation
Growing Up in New Zealand
Lead Researcher
Polly Atatoa Carr
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Primary Classification
Culture and Identity

This research focuses on the ethnic identification of the children of Growing Up in New Zealand. Measuring ethnicity clearly and consistently is important in order to make sure that comparisons between groups and across time are clear. In New Zealand, measurement of outcomes by ethnicity is critical for achieving equity. Growing Up in New Zealand collects unique and detailed information about ethnicity from children and their parents, and this research will consider: the ethnic identification of parents and their children (where this matches and where it does not); the different ways of describing ethnic identification, particularly those who identify with more than one ethnicity; how parents prioritise the ethnic identification of their multi-ethnic children; and how ethnic identification changes over time.