Generational attachment refers to information on the origin of respondents’ parents for the purpose of understanding long- term migrant outcomes.
The settlement of migrants and their children, and how this affects labour markets and social services, is becoming a wider policy consideration both in New Zealand and internationally. Length of residence in New Zealand is associated with settlement outcomes (eg labour markets and social services) and is currently collected. Capturing generational attachment would require further development.
Our current recommendations relating to citizenship/ residence status
- We recommend that generational attachment not be included in the 2018 Census.
See our preliminary view of 2018 Census content (page 28) for a more detailed discussion on generational attachment information