Children and Young People

ESRI research in Children and Young people examines developmental outcomes for children and young people in Ireland, how these vary between different groups of the population and evolve over time.

Research in the area of Children and Young people is closely tied with the Growing Up in Ireland project – the national longitudinal study of children, which is being carried out on behalf of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs by a team of researchers led by the ESRI and Trinity College.

Current research is focused on the main domains in a child’s life including

• Physical health and wellbeing
• Educational and Cognitive outcomes
• Socio-Emotional and Behavioural development

As more data come online from phase two of the project, an increasing focus on developmental trajectories or growth paths among children and young people will be possible. This allows analysts to investigate, in particular, how early-life experiences impact on later outcomes.


Main Publications in Children and Young People Research Area


Other Misc. Outputs



Child Poverty and Child Income Supports: Ireland in Comparative Perspective
October 10, 2006 | Budget Perspectives

Authors: Tim Callan, Kieran Coleman , Brian Nolan , John R Walsh
Research Area: Children and Young People | Social Inclusion and Equality | Taxation, Welfare and Pensions


In-depth Case Studies in 15 Schools selected from Strand 2 Schools (This publication is superseded by Guidance for All: Guidance Provision in Second-Level Schools)
September 15, 2006 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Selina McCoy, Emer Smyth , Merike Darmody , Allison Dunne

A Quantitative Postal Survey targeting 260 Schools across the Country
September 15, 2006 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Selina McCoy, Emer Smyth , Merike Darmody , Allison Dunne

Day In, Day Out: Understanding the Dynamics of Child Poverty
May 1, 2006

Authors: Richard Layte, Bertrand Maître , Brian Nolan , Christopher T Whelan
Research Area: Children and Young People | Social Inclusion and Equality


Who went to College in 2004? A National Survey of Entrants to Higher Education
March 1, 2006

Authors: Philip J O'Connell, D Clancy , Selina McCoy
Research Area: Children and Young People | Education


Income and Child Well-Being
February 1, 2006 | Geary Lecture Series

Authors: Greg J Duncan
Research Area: Children and Young People | Health and Quality of Life | Social Inclusion and Equality


What are Unemployed Young Europeans up to? A Comparative Analysis of Gender-Specific Differences in Employment Commitment
November 1, 2005 | Journal Article

Authors: T Hammer, Helen Russell
Research Area: Children and Young People | Labour Markets and Skills | Social Inclusion and Equality


Active Labour Market Policies, Market Orientation and Gender: Findings for Young People in Ireland
January 1, 2002

Authors: Philip J O'Connell, Frances McGinnity
Research Area: Children and Young People | Labour Markets and Skills


The Earnings and Employment Effects of Young People’s Vocational Training in Britain
January 1, 2001 | Journal Article

Authors: Brenda Gannon, P Dolton , G Makepeace
Research Area: Children and Young People | Labour Markets and Skills


Child Poverty in Ireland
January 1, 2001 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Brian Nolan
Research Area: Children and Young People | Social Inclusion and Equality


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