Moving home in the first 5 years of life: evidence from Growing Up in New Zealand
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Growing Up in New Zealand
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Sarah Berry
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This research builds on existing Growing Up in New Zealand analyses about residential mobility and focuses on how often the children and their families move house during the preschool period. This research will also determine whether any particular socio-demographic features of families (such as those that change jobs), households (such as their housing tenure and quality), and neighbourhood are associated with cumulative residential mobility up to the age of five years. Further, this research will explore the impact of frequent mobility on child and family outcomes such as timely immunisation, access to health care delivery, and engagement with the early childhood education sector and readiness for school.