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Lighted Paths: Education and pathways to better health for Pacific families

39 months
Approved budget:
Dr Jesse Kokaua
Professor Rosalina Richards
Associate Professor Reremoana Theodore
Health issue:
Child and youth (healthy) development
Proposal type:
Sir Thomas Davis Te Patu Kite Rangi Ariki Health Research Fellowship
Lay summary
This project is leveraging off a previous investigation into associations between years of parental education at one point in time and comparatively high-level health conditions. This project will seek to use the longitudinal nature of the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) to investigate further the associations between education on the health burden of Pacific families. Also, the pathway for a Pacific family to progress from one state at one point in time to another state ten years later. Thus, 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.