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.
Latest GUI News:
- Winners from the prize draw for participants in the age 20 wave have been notified. There were four computer tablets and ten vouchers given away – congratulations to the lucky winners!
- Call for abstracts for the GUI Annual Conference 2019 scheduled for 21st November in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin has closed. Further details will be announced in due course.
- 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 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.