Children and Young People

ESRI research in Children and Young people examines developmental outcomes for children and young people in Ireland, how these vary between different groups of the population and evolve over time.

Research in the area of Children and Young people is closely tied with the Growing Up in Ireland project – the national longitudinal study of children, which is being carried out on behalf of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs by a team of researchers led by the ESRI and Trinity College.

Current research is focused on the main domains in a child’s life including

• Physical health and wellbeing
• Educational and Cognitive outcomes
• Socio-Emotional and Behavioural development

As more data come online from phase two of the project, an increasing focus on developmental trajectories or growth paths among children and young people will be possible. This allows analysts to investigate, in particular, how early-life experiences impact on later outcomes.


Main Publications in Children and Young People Research Area


Other Misc. Outputs



Gender and Education
May 30, 2007 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Emer Smyth
Research Area: Children and Young People | Education | Social Inclusion and Equality


A Social Portrait of Children in Ireland
February 28, 2007

Authors: Allison Dunne, Tony Fahey , Bertrand Maître , Brian Nolan , Emer Smyth , Christopher T Whelan
Research Area: Children and Young People | Education | Social Inclusion and Equality


Guidance for All? Guidance Provision in Second-Level Schools
November 15, 2006

Authors: Selina McCoy, Emer Smyth , Merike Darmody , Allison Dunne
Research Area: Children and Young People | Education


Childcare
October 24, 2006 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Tony Fahey, Helen Russell
Research Area: Children and Young People | Social Inclusion and Equality


Child Poverty and Child Income Supports: Ireland in Comparative Perspective
October 10, 2006 | Budget Perspectives

Authors: Tim Callan, Kieran Coleman , Brian Nolan , John R Walsh
Research Area: Children and Young People | Social Inclusion and Equality | Taxation, Welfare and Pensions


A Quantitative Postal Survey targeting 260 Schools across the Country
September 15, 2006 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Selina McCoy, Emer Smyth , Merike Darmody , Allison Dunne

In-depth Case Studies in 15 Schools selected from Strand 2 Schools (This publication is superseded by Guidance for All: Guidance Provision in Second-Level Schools)
September 15, 2006 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Selina McCoy, Emer Smyth , Merike Darmody , Allison Dunne

Day In, Day Out: Understanding the Dynamics of Child Poverty
May 1, 2006

Authors: Richard Layte, Bertrand Maître , Brian Nolan , Christopher T Whelan
Research Area: Children and Young People | Social Inclusion and Equality


Who went to College in 2004? A National Survey of Entrants to Higher Education
March 1, 2006

Authors: Philip J O'Connell, D Clancy , Selina McCoy
Research Area: Children and Young People | Education


Income and Child Well-Being
February 1, 2006 | Geary Lecture Series

Authors: Greg J Duncan
Research Area: Children and Young People | Health and Quality of Life | Social Inclusion and Equality


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