Attitudes to child rearing and the caregiver role among Asian families in NZ, antenatal to nine months
Growing Up in New Zealand
Culture and Identity
Family and Whanau
NZ has a rapidly changing population, with childcare beliefs influenced by (among others) cultural factors, work and caregiver roles, shifting migration patterns and intercultural partnerships. This paper attempts to tease out some of these complexities and provide a snapshot of Asian families in New Zealand. We hope to provide a better understanding of how Asian families approach child rearing in New Zealand in the birth to 9 month period. Doing so will allow policy makers to better support these families in achieving the best outcome for their children in this critical period of child development.