Growing Up in Ireland

Growing Up in Ireland is a Government-funded study of children being carried out jointly by the ESRI and Trinity College Dublin. The study started in 2006 and follows the progress of two groups of children: 8,000 9-year-olds (Child Cohort) and 10,000 9-month-olds (Infant Cohort). The members of the Child Cohort are now aged 19 years and those of the Infant Cohort are 9 years old.

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Latest GUI News:

  • Growing Up in Ireland 9th Annual Research Conference 2017 announced – 7th November, Croke Park – call for abstracts now open
  • Growing Up in Ireland team welcomes five new staff: Eoin McNamara, Daráine Murphy, Eva Gannert, Eoin Keogh and Niall Brunell – read more about the team members here
  • RMF data from the Infant Cohort at Wave 3 (age 5 years) is open for applications via the DCYA and CSO – see here for details on how to apply

Where are we now:

  • Main fieldwork for the Child Cohort at age 17/18 years has been completed.
  • Fieldwork for the pilot phase of the Infant Cohort at 9 years has been completed and preparations for the main phase are underway.
  • Consultations for the Child Cohort at 20 years have commenced.

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