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/Cohort ’98) and 10,000 9-month-olds (Infant Cohort/Cohort ’08). The members of the Child Cohort are now aged 20 years and those of the Infant Cohort are around 10 years old.

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Latest GUI News:

  • GUI welcomes two new research assistants to the team: Caoimhe O’Reilly and Brigid Francis-Devine
  • Presentations from the Growing Up in Ireland 10th Annual Research Conference on  8th November 2018 are now available on the conference page 
  • Four Key Findings reports for 9-Year-Olds from the Growing Up in Ireland Infant Cohort were launched at the conference; they are now available here.
  • The RMF datafile for the 17/18 year phase of the Child Cohort is now open to applications from researchers via the DCYA. Click here for further details about applying for RMF data.

Where are we now:

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