Growing Up in New Zealand is this country’s largest longitudinal study of child development.
We visit our 6,000 participants and their families every three or four years and plan to do so until the study children are at least 21-years of age.
We gather information across six inter-connected domains:
- Health and wellbeing
- Psychosocial and cognitive development
- Culture and identity
- Societal context and neighbourhood environment
We have collected information from the cohort families – mothers, fathers and children at the numerous milestones.
In the table below you will find details of the following:
- Our data collection waves (DCW)
- The methodology used at each DCW
- The questionnaires used at each DCW
- The Data Dictionaries for each DCW
- Data Release User Guides.
You can also find all Data Dictionaries in one searchable file here.
You might also like to view the research projects currently underway or completed using Growing Up in New Zealand data and the completed study reports here. You can find out more about accessing Growing Up in New Zealand data here.
|Data Collection Wave (DCW)||Methodology||DCW questionnaires||Data Dictionaries||User Guides|
|Antenatal Data Sets (DCW0)||
Child aged 6 weeks
|Child aged 9 months||
|Child aged 16 months||
|Child aged 23 months||
|Two-year data sets (DCW2)||
|Pre-school data sets (DCW3-5)||
|Transition to school data sets (DCW6)||
|Eight-year data sets (DCW8)||
|Covid-19 Health, Wellbeing and Education data sets||