The Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) study is well on its way to tracking the lives of a sample of New Zealand’s young people during their first 21 years. This report is based on the first six of those years. We also learn about their parents and the households and neighbourhoods in which they are growing up.
We know that GUiNZ has particular strengths and that its findings should inform policy development in New Zealand. GUiNZ raises issues about how we can better support families who move often to stay in touch with key touch-points like doctors and early childhood education, and how we can better support families during periods of leave, stress and financial pressure.
This report, Transition to school, is the final GUiNZ report produced jointly by Superu and the University of Auckland. With the impending disestablishment of Superu, responsibility for managing the government funding of the study has been transferred to the Ministry of Social Development (MSD).