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:

  • Registration for the launch of a new report on The Lives of 13-Year-Olds by Minister Zappone  on Wednesday 17th October is now open. More details here.
  • AMF for the 17/18 year data collection phase (Child Cohort at Wave 3) is now open to applications from researchers via ISSDA
  • GUI Annual Conference date is on 8th November 2018.  The call for abstracts is now closed – see the conference page for further details.

Where are we now:

  • The Child Cohort at age 17/18 years has been completed and the AMF file is now available for applications from researchers.
  • Fieldwork for the main phase of the Infant Cohort at 9 years has been completed.
  • The main phase of the Child Cohort at 20 years is underway.