24 Nov 2023

Rangatahi Māori face higher levels of structural disadvantage study shows

From Morning Report, 7:39 am on 24 November 2023

A long-running New Zealand study shows rangatahi Māori experience higher levels of "structural disadvantage" than other young people - with those disadvantages including a whānau's ability to afford essentials or their greater need to make involuntary house moves. 

The research was published by Growing Up in New Zealand - a study which follows the lives of more than 6,000 children and their families, collecting information mostly related to child health and wellbeing.

The participants have now turned 12.

Growing up in New Zealand research director associate professor Sarah-Jane Paine spoke to Corin Dann.