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Welcome

Welcome to the website of Growing Up in Ireland, an exciting and historic national study of children.

This study is following the progress of almost 20,000 children across Ireland to collect a host of information to help improve our understanding of all aspects of children and their development.

Here you can learn all about the study and how it works and catch up with all the latest news on the Study. If you are a participant in the study you will find all the information you need to know about taking part.

Non Parental Childcare and Child Cognitive Outcomes at Age 5

On December 3rd 2015 Dr. James Reilly, TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs officially launched - 'Non-Parental Childcare and Child Cognitive Outcomes at Age Five' - the latest in a series of reports from Growing Up in Ireland, the National Longitudinal Study of Children.

Using data from a representative sample of 9,000 children aged 5 years, this report investigates whether childcare arrangements at age 3 can impact on children's later cognitive outcomes development as they start primary school. The report also examines children's participation in free pre-school education provided under the Early Childhood Care and Education Programme. A copy of the report is available below.

In addition to the launch of the above report, Dr James Reilly, T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, addressed the conference proceedings at the 7th Annual Growing Up in Ireland Research Conference being held in Dublin Castle on December 3rd 2015. This features twenty-two papers including a keynote address from Professor Alice Sullivan of the Institute of Education, London on 'Educational Inequality among Adolescents'. The other papers include work on children's health, education and socio-emotional well-being using data from the Growing Up in Ireland project. 

Download: Non Parental Childcare and Child Cognitive Outcomes at Age 5

Ava Gao (Age 7), Dr James Reilly T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Holly Coyle (Age 3), Callum Coyle (Age 6), and Millie Palmer (Age 2). Back row:Professor Alan Barrett (Director), Professor James Williams, Dr Helen Russell and Dr Aisling Murray (ESRI)

Data from Wave 3 of the Infant Cohort (at 5 years)

Growing Up in Ireland would like to announce that the Anonymised Microdata File (AMF) from Wave 3 of the Infant Cohort (at 5 years) are now available from ISSDA.

A data workshop on the Infant Cohort, to include Wave 3, will be held in the ESRI on December 10th, 10am – 1pm.  See 'upcoming data workshops' for further details.

7th Annual Research Conference

The Growing Up in Ireland 7th Annual Research Conference will take place on Thursday 3rd December 2015 at Dublin Castle.  Registration is now open, for more details click here.

Growing Up in Ireland, Phase 2

Prof. James Williams, GUI; Dr. Fergal Lynch, DCYA; Minister James Reilly, DCYA; Prof. Vinny Cahill, TCD; Prof. Frances Ruane, ESRI at Growing Up in Ireland, Phase 2 launch at Pearse St Library, 4th June 2015

Dr. James Reilly T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, launched Growing Up in Ireland: The National Longitudinal Study of Children, phase 2 on 4th June 2015. For further details click here

Data from Wave 2 of the Child Cohort (at 13 years)

Growing Up in Ireland would like to announce that the Anonymised Microdata File (AMF) and the Researcher Microdata File (RMF) from Wave 2 of the Child Cohort (at 13 years) are now available. To find out more click here

If you are thinking about undertaking research on the lives of children and their famililes, why not consider using GUI data? To find out more click here

Publications

All Growing Up in Ireland publications are available to download.

Publications from the Child Cohort can be downloaded here

Publications from the Infant Cohort can be downloaded here

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