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 Income Poverty and Deprivation Dynamics in Ireland
January 1, 2001 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Brian Nolan, Bertrand Maître , Dorothy Watson
Research Area: Children and Young People | Social Inclusion and Equality


Inter-agency Strategies in Early Childhood Education to Counter Social Exclusion: Findings from Six European Countries
January 1, 2001 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Emer Smyth
Research Area: Children and Young People | Education | Social Inclusion and Equality


Moving Targets: Measuring and Targeting Child Poverty
January 1, 2001 | Journal Article

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


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

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


Getting a Job in Europe: The Transition from Unemployment to Work among Young People in Nine European Countries
January 1, 2001 | Journal Article

Authors: Helen Russell, Philip J O'Connell
Research Area: Children and Young People | Labour Markets and Skills | Social Inclusion and Equality


Getting a Job in Europe: The Transition from Unemployment to Work among Young People in Nine European Countries
January 1, 2001 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Helen Russell, Philip J O'Connell
Research Area: Children and Young People | Labour Markets and Skills | Social Inclusion and Equality


Child Poverty in Ireland
January 1, 2000

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


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