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, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth 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 (Cohort ’98) and 10,000 9-month-olds (Cohort ’08). The members of Cohort ’98 are now aged about 24 years and those of Cohort ’08 are around 13 years old.
Latest GUI News:
- A new report using data from the GUI COVID-19 survey can be found on the ESRI website – ‘Disrupted transtions? Young adults and the COVID-19 pandemic’
- The GUI Annual Research Conference took place on May 25th 2022. It included a keynote address from Professor Alissa Goodman (UCL) and a range of research presentations. Further information can be found here.
- The conference also included the launch, by Minister Roderic O’Gorman, of the latest GUI report: Research Needs for Cohort ’98 at age 25.
- The latest GUI technical report, the Pilot Report for Cohort ’08 at age 13 is now available.
Where are we now:
- We completed data collection for Cohort ’08 at 13 years in June 2022. Work on data preparation has commenced.
- Key findings from the special online ‘Covid-19’ survey (Dec 2020) were released on March 26th. The data have been archived (Oct 2021) and are open to applications.
- The main phase of the Child Cohort ’98 at 20 years has been completed; key findings have been released and the dataset has been approved for release to researchers.
- During COVID-19 restrictions, please contact the GUI team by email only via Growing.Up@esri.ie