Growing Up in Ireland - 11th annual research conference

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The Growing Up in Ireland Study Team invites you to Growing Up in Ireland’s Annual Research Conference to be held in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin on Thursday 21st November 2019.

The opening address will be given by Dr Katherine Zappone, TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, who will also launch key findings from the study’s most recent wave of data collection with 20-year-olds (Cohort ’98, formerly the ‘Child Cohort’).

A programme for the conference can be viewed here.

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Four Key Findings on the lives of 20-year-olds will be launched at the conference. These represent the first results from the survey of this age group completed earlier this year. The Key Findings will cover the 20-year-olds’ participation in the wider world (including leaving home, work, political participation and volunteering); their physical health and development; their socio-emotional well-being and relationships and also their education, training and cognitive development.

The keynote address will be given by Professor Ross Macmillan, Chair in Sociology at the University of Limerick, on the topic of “Culture and the socio-economic status of families: Irish exceptionalism?”.  

There is no fee for the conference. 

Speaker bio: Professor Ross Macmillan is a sociologist and demographer who has authored almost fifty articles, chapters, books, and reviews and is among the most cited sociologists of his generation. His research has focused on crime and victimization, child development and the life course, family relationships, and social epidemiology.  His current research focuses on the empowerment/ marginality of historically disadvantaged groups and impacts upon population health.