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



Multigrade Teaching and Age Composition of the Class: The Influence on Academic and Social Outcomes Among Students
September 17, 2014 | ESRI Research Bulletin

Authors: Amanda Quail, Emer Smyth
Research Area: Children and Young People | Education


Multigrade Teaching and Age Composition of the Class: The Influence on Academic and Social Outcomes Among Students
July 12, 2014 | Journal Article

Authors: Amanda Quail, Emer Smyth
Research Area: Children and Young People | Education


Prevalence and Predictors of Grandparent Childcare in Ireland: Findings from a Nationally Representative Sample of Infants and their Families
May 16, 2014 | Journal Article

Authors: Sinead McNally, Michelle Share , Aisling Murray
Research Area: Children and Young People


Ethnic Variation in Breastfeeding and Complimentary Feeding in the Republic of Ireland
May 2, 2014 | Journal Article

Authors: Richard Layte, John Kearney
Research Area: Children and Young People | Health and Quality of Life


Socio-Economic Inequalities in Child Health in Ireland
March 31, 2014 | Journal Article

Authors: Richard Layte, Anne Nolan
Research Area: Children and Young People | Social Inclusion and Equality


Cumulative Disadvantage? Educational Careers of Migrant Students in Irish Secondary Schools
January 10, 2014 | Journal Article

Authors: Merike Darmody, Delma Byrne , Frances McGinnity
Research Area: Children and Young People | Education | Social Inclusion and Equality


Front cover of report Growing Up in Ireland: Technical Report on the Qualitative Data from the Infant Cohort at Nine Months of Age
December 31, 2013 |

Authors: Erika Doyle, Brian Merriman
Research Area: Children and Young People


Growing Up in Ireland: Report on the Qualitative Study of Infants and their Parents at Wave 1 (Nine Months)
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Authors: Brian Merriman, Sheila Greene , Erika Doyle , Rory McDaid
Research Area: Children and Young People


Growing Up in Ireland: Report on Pre-piloting, Piloting and Dress Rehearsal Phases of the Infant Cohort at Wave One (9 months)
December 21, 2013 |

Authors: Aisling Murray, James Williams , Cathal McCrory
Research Area: Children and Young People


Growing Up in Ireland: Design, Instrumentation and Procedures for the Infant Cohort at Wave One (9 months)
December 19, 2013 |

Authors: Maeve Thornton, James Williams , Cathal McCrory , Aisling Murray , Amanda Quail
Research Area: Children and Young People


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