Growing Up in Ireland

Growing Up in Ireland is a Government-funded study of children being carried out jointly by the ESRI and Trinity College Dublin. The study started in 2006 and follows the progress of two groups of children: 8,000 9-year-olds (Child Cohort) and 10,000 9-month-olds (Infant Cohort). The members of the Child Cohort are now aged 19 years and those of the Infant Cohort are 9 years old.

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Latest GUI News:

  • The GUI team welcomes three new members: Desmond O’Mahony joins the research team while Laura Cashman and Andrew Moore have recently joined the fieldwork team.
  • A new research report on the use of GP care among children in the Infant Cohort was launched at the 9th Annual Conference, as were three new Key Findings for the same cohort at 7/8 years. All are now available on the publications page.
  • New Growing Up in Ireland report – ‘Off to a Good Start? Primary School Experiences and the Transition to Second-Level Education’ – launched on October 19th.  Further details – here.

Where are we now:

  • Main fieldwork for the Child Cohort at age 17/18 years has been completed.
  • Fieldwork for the main phase of the Infant Cohort at 9 years is underway.
  • The pilot phase of the Child Cohort at 20 years has just been completed.

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