Growing Up in Ireland
Research in this area examines developmental outcomes for children and young people in Ireland, how these vary between different groups of the population and evolve over time.
The report seeks to understand how the economic recession affected experiences of economic strain and stress within families and how this, in turn, was associated with parenting and the socio-emotional and behavioural adjustment of 3-year-olds.
Published in November 2018, four short reports describe how 9-year-olds are faring in Ireland. Topics include health and physical development; families; relationships and socio-emotional wellbeing; and school and learning.
Three reports describe how children aged 7 and 8 are faring in Ireland, including the topics of socio-emotional development and play; health and development; and school and learning.
Four reports describe the lives of young people aged 17 and 18. The reports cover the areas of health; education and early work experiences; risky health behaviours and sexual activity; and life satisfaction, relationships and mental health.