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:

  • Growing Up in Ireland 9th Annual Research Conference 2017 announced – 7th November, Croke Park – call for abstracts extended until 18th August
  • Professor Yvonne Kelly, UCL confirmed as the keynote speaker for this year’s Growing Up in Ireland conference

Where are we now:

  • Main fieldwork for the Child Cohort at age 17/18 years has been completed.
  • Fieldwork for the pilot phase of the Infant Cohort at 9 years is now underway.
  • Preparations for the pilot phase of the Child Cohort at 20 years are ongoing.

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