Published articles

Culture and identity

Journal - research article


  • Yao, E. S., Meissel, K., Bullen, P., Clark, T. C., Atatoa Carr, P., Tiatia-Seath, J., Peiris-John, R., & Morton, S. M. B. (2022). Demographic discrepancies between administrative-prioritisation and self-prioritisation of multiple ethnic identifications. Social Science Research, 103, 102648.


  • Yao, E. S., Meissel, K., Bullen, P., Carr, P. A., Clark, T. C., & Morton, S. M. B. (2021). Classifying multiple ethnic identifications: Methodological effects on child, adolescent, and adult ethnic distributions. Demographic Research, 44, 481–512.


  • Simmonds H, Reese E,Atatoa Carr P, and Berry S, Kingi TK. (2020). He ara ki ngā rautaki e ora tonu ai te reo Māori: Pathways to Maori Language Revitalisation.Ministry of Social Development Report. ISBN:978-0-9951240-3-5 (electronic)
  • Doran, P., Bradshaw, P., Morton, S., Tautolo, E. S., Williams, J., & Cunningham, C. (2020). Growing up Healthy in Families Across the Globe: Cross-Cultural Harmonisation of Childhood Risk-Factors Using Longitudinal Studies from Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand. Child Indicators Research, 13(6), 1921-1935. doi: 10.1007/s12187-020-09732-w
  • Kukutai, T., Prickett, K., Atatoa-Carr, P., & Rata, A. (2020). Family structure and change in early childhood and the wellbeing of tamariki Maori. New Zealand Population Review, 46, 70–99. Available here.


  • McDaid, F., Underwood, L., Fa'Alili, J., Waldie, K.E., Peterson, E.R., Bird, A., D'Souza, S. and Morton, S.(2019) Antenatal depression symptoms in Pacific women: Evidence from Growing Up in New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 11(2): 96-108.
  • Thayer, Z., Bécares, L., & Carr, P. A. (2019). Maternal experiences of ethnic discrimination and subsequent birth outcomes in Aotearoa New Zealand. BMC public health, 19(1), 1-8.
  • Hobbs, M. R., Carr, P. A., Fa'alili-Fidow, J., Pillai, A., Morton, S. M., & Grant, C. C. (2019). How differing methods of ascribing ethnicity and socio-economic status affect risk estimates for hospitalisation with infectious disease. Epidemiology & Infection, 147. Available here.


  • Berry, S. D., Walker, C. G., Ly, K., Snell, R. G., Carr, P. E. A., Bandara, D., ... & Grant, C. C. (2018). Widespread prevalence of a CREBRF variant amongst Māori and Pacific children is associated with weight and height in early childhood. International Journal of Obesity, 42(7), 1392-1393.




  • Reese, E., Ballard, E., Taumoepeau, M., Taumoefolau, M., Morton, S. B., Grant, C., ... & Perese, L. (2015). Estimating language skills in Samoan-and Tongan-speaking children growing up in New Zealand. First Language, 35(4-5), 407-427.

Book Chapter:

  • Atatoa Carr P., Kukutai T., Bandara D., Broman P (2017). Is ethnicity all in the family? How parents in Aotearoa/New Zealand identify their children. In Rocha Z. & Webber M (Eds) Mana Tangatarua: Mixed heritages, ethnic identity and biculturalism in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Routledge, NY. pp. 53-76.

MSD Reports:

  • Clark, T., Dasgupta, K., Lewycka, S., Pacheco, G. & Plum, A. (2020) Ethnic differences in the use and experience of child healthcare services in NZ: An empirical examination. Auckland.  Available here.
  • Gerritsen S, D’Souza A, Goodsell-Matthews T, Pillai A, Swinburn B, Wall C. (2020). Food hardship and early childhood nutrition: Findings from Growing Up in New Zealand with a focus on food hardships among tamariki Māori and Pacific children. Wellington: Ministry of Social Development. Available here.  
  • Simmonds H, Reese E,Atatoa Carr P, and Berry S, Kingi TK. (2020). He ara ki ngā rautaki e ora tonu ai te reo Māori: Pathways to Maori Language Revitalisation. Wellington: Ministry of Social Development. ISBN:978-0-9951240-3-5