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Lighted paths and connecting pathways: Education, health and Pacific families

43 months
Approved budget:
Dr Jesse Kokaua
Professor El-Shadan Tautolo
Professor Rosalina Richards
Professor Richie Poulton
Professor Philip Schluter
Associate Professor Reremoana Theodore
Dr Nicholas Bowden
Health issue:
Child and youth (healthy) development
Proposal type:
Pacific Health Project
Lay summary
Leveraging off the work, funded by an HRC Pacific Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, which investigated associations between years of parental education and their children's health, at a given point in time. This proposed piece of work will seek to use the longitudinal nature of the Pacific Island Families Study (PIFS) to investigate further the associations between education on the health burden of Pacific families and understand the drivers behind their different progressions. For example, how did Pacific families with generally good health outcomes today look ten years ago? In particular, what contributed to families considered to have fewer opportunities, to continue to comparatively successful health outcomes over time, and did education play a part in that progression?