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



Testing Competing Models of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire’s (SDQ’s) Factor Structure for the Parent-informant Instrument
August 4, 2011 | Journal Article

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


Front cover of report Growing Up in Ireland: Qualitative Report on the 9-Year Study
July 29, 2011 |

Authors: Elaine Harris, Sheila Greene , Brian Merriman
Research Area: Children and Young People


The Effect of Breastfeeding on Children’s Educational Test Scores at Nine Years of Age: Results of an Irish Cohort Study
May 21, 2011 | Journal Article

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


Support from Grandparents to Families with Infants
April 20, 2011 | ESRI Research Bulletin

Authors: Amanda Quail, Aisling Murray , James Williams
Research Area: Children and Young People | Health and Quality of Life


The Changing Faces of Ireland: Exploring the Lives of Immigrant and Ethnic Minority Children
April 7, 2011

Editors: Merike Darmody
Research Area: Children and Young People | Education | Social Inclusion and Equality


Growing Up in Ireland: Background and Conceptual Framework
December 24, 2010 |

Authors: Sheila Greene, James Williams , Richard Layte , Erika Doyle , Elaine Harris , Cathal McCrory ...
Research Area: Children and Young People


Growing Up in Ireland: Review of the Literature Pertaining to the First Wave of Data Collection with the Infant Cohort at 9 Months
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Authors: Sheila Greene, James Williams , Erika Doyle , Elaine Harris , Cathal McCrory , Aisling Murray ...
Research Area: Children and Young People


Growing Up in Ireland: Review of the Literature Pertaining to the First Wave of Data Collection with the Child Cohort at 9 Years
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Authors: Sheila Greene, James Williams , Erika Doyle , Elaine Harris , Cathal McCrory , Aisling Murray ...
Research Area: Children and Young People


Growing Up in Ireland: Design, Instrumentation and Procedures for the Child Cohort (at 9 years)
December 21, 2010 |

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


Growing Up in Ireland: The Infants and their Families
November 29, 2010 |

Authors: James Williams, Sheila Greene , Sinead McNally , Aisling Murray , Amanda Quail
Research Area: Children and Young People


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