Liggins Institute seminar: Modelling the early life-course. From data linkage to public policy Event as iCalendar

25 September 2013

4 - 5pm

Venue: Seminar Room 505-003, Building 505, 85 Park Road, Grafton

At the COMPASS Research Centre we are completing a five-year contract with FoRST/MSI/MBIE to develop a decision-support tool for policy-making on issues associated with the early life-course. This has involved using existing data to create a statistically-derived model of early childhood that can be interrogated in a desk-top inquiry system to test policy scenarios.

In this presentation we will first outline the way in which we are integrating data across four different New Zealand longitudinal studies. Then, we will show how we have worked with four key central government agencies to develop this inquiry system. Finally, taking just one of those source studies, we will demonstrate how we use counter-factual modelling to test policy-relevant scenarios.

Presented by: Dr. Barry Milne and Roy Lay-Yee, with Peter Davis

For general information on this talk and the Liggins Seminar Series please contact:

Elise Donovan Email: Phone: 649 923 4776