26 Jun Growing up in New Zealand: Now we are 4 report (2017)
This report is part of the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study and was prepared by the University of Auckland. It focuses on the children from the study as they get ready to start school.
The biggest shift for most children is that they now attend early childhood education, and most are reported to be generally happy and healthy and spending time getting to know their peers. This means that we also see greater employment of mothers, leading to improved economic circumstances for these households.