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Diverse voices restored in Growing Up funding
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The country’s largest longitudinal study of child development will be able to do more detailed analysis of different ethnic groups such as Maori and Pacific peoples as a result of today's Budget.

It restores more than $1.9 million to the Growing Up in New Zealand study cut by the National Government.

Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni says means all of the 6,800-plus families who have been part of the study since it began can now be invited to participate in the current round of data collection.

The sample had been cut to just 2000 families, reducing the study's diversity.

She says it's a critical point in the project, as for the first time the study is hearing from the children themselves.

The participant children are now eight years old.

Findings from the Growing Up in New Zealand study, and further research done with anonymised data from the study, help inform services and supports for children.

 

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