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. It is managed by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in association with the Central Statistics Office. 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 about 21 years and those of the Infant Cohort are around 11 years old.

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Latest GUI News:

  • The latest GUI Key Findings reports on Cohort ’98 at 20 Years Old are now available on the publication page
  • The GUI Annual Conference 2019 took place on 21st November in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin. The programme and book of abstracts is available to view on the  conference page.
  • The latest GUI report on the postal survey at age 7/8 years is now available on the publications page.

Where are we now:

  • The main phase of the Child Cohort at 20 years has just been completed.
  • 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.