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Funding for Growing Up in New Zealand study

15 May 2018.

More than $1.9 million in funding has been confirmed for the Growing Up in New Zealand study.

The increased funding forms part of new arrangements reached between the Ministry of Social Development, UniServices Ltd and the University of Auckland, where the study is based.

Growing Up in New Zealand is the country’s largest longitudinal study of child development and what it means to grow up in 21st century New Zealand. Over 6,800 families participate in the study, from before birth to the age of 21 years. The current age of children in the study is around eight years of age.

The bulk of the funding will enable the Growing Up in New Zealand team to complete the current data collection with all participating families. For the first time, children are sharing their stories as part of a data collection wave.

Funding will also support establishment of a new steering group which will provide strategic advice and oversight to ensure the sustainability and value of the study for all New Zealanders.

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