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Health implications from education for Pasifika people and their families.

37 months
Approved budget:
Dr Jesse Kokaua
Health issue:
Mental health (and sleep disorders)
Proposal type:
Pacific Health Postdoctoral Fellowship
Lay summary
This study contains two projects and will seek to investigate to what extent health outcomes, particularly mental health outcomes, among Pasifika are related to education and to tease out whether this is a direct or indirect association. The first project will look at health outcomes of graduates from University study in New Zealand. The second will look at health outcomes for Pasifika families associated with education. While studies have looked at the socio-economic or health benefits associated with education, few have looked at health in the context of the former. None have been found that seek to view these from behind a Pasifika lens to investigate generational differences in health outcomes and their association with education.