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 17/18 years and those of the Infant Cohort are 8 years old.

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Latest GUI News:

  • Vacancies for a Research Assistant and Research Analyst on the GUI team.  Further details here.
  • Vacancy for a Database Programmer/Analyst on the GUI team.  Closing date 12/1/17 – further details here.
  • Presentations from the GUI 2016 Annual Research Conference now available to download
  • Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone T.D. launched the latest findings from the Growing Up in Ireland study (Child Cohort at 17/18 years) on Thursday 3rd November.  The new publications are available here.

Where are we now:

  • Main fieldwork for the Child Cohort at age 17/18 years has been completed.
  • Fieldwork for the inter-wave contact with the parents of the Infant Cohort (postal survey) at 7/8 years has also been completed.
  • Fieldwork for the pilot phase of the Infant Cohort at 9 years is underway.

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