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 20 years and those of the Infant Cohort are 9 years old.

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Latest GUI News:

  • The latest findings from the 9-year-olds of the Infant Cohort/Cohort ’08 will be launched by Minister Katherine Zappone T.D. at the GUI Annual Conference on November 8th. The reports will be available to download here on the day of the launch #GUIConf18

Where are we now:

  • The Child Cohort at age 17/18 years has been completed and the AMF/RMF files are now available for applications from researchers.
  • Fieldwork for the main phase of the Infant Cohort at 9 years has been completed.
  • The main phase of the Child Cohort at 20 years is underway.

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