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.
Latest GUI News:
- There will be a GUI data workshop covering both cohorts on 16 April 2019 – further details here
- Growing Up in Ireland launched two new reports on the early years of the Infant Cohort ’08 on Feb 21st – both publications are now available on our publications page
- Researchers who have used GUI data for peer-reviewed publications or completed postgraduate theses are invited to submit details for listing on the website – see this page for more details
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.