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He ora te whakapiri: Unleashing the potential of New Zealand life course research (Wellington) on 18 October 2018


posted by Research Admin on 1 October 2018

This conference, hosted by A Better Start, Healthier Lives and Ageing Well, will focus on how to address the key health issues for New Zealanders from birth to their later years.

The programme includes a session on 'Modelling the future: Dynamic microsimulation ' by Dr Barry Milne, Lead researcher, A Better Start, Director of the Centre of Methods and Policy Application in the Social Science (COMPASS), University of Auckland. Microsimulation allows ‘what-if’ scenarios to be tested in an artificial world that mimics the real world. A microsimulation model of the early life-course can test policy scenarios, with a particular focus on interventions for a healthy weight in children.

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