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:

  • New Growing Up in Ireland report – ‘Off to a Good Start? Primary School Experiences and the Transition to Second-Level Education’ – launched on October 19th.  Further details – here.
  • The GUI team has a vacancy for a Project Survey Executive Officer (temporary cover), closing date 3rd November – – see here for details.
  • Registration for the Growing Up in Ireland Annual Conference in Croke Park on Tuesday 7th November is now open – see here for details
  • A data workshop on the Infant Cohort data will be held on 21st November – details here.

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 is now underway.
  • The pilot phase of the Child Cohort at 20 years has just started.

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