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:

  • Extra places are now available for the Data Workshop on the 25th October.  If you wish to attend a link is available on the Data Workshop page
  • The latest GUI report on the postal survey at age 7/8 years is now available on the publications page.
  • Registration for the GUI Annual Conference 2019 on 21st November in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin is now closed, but the waiting list is accessible on the  conference page. A provisional programme is available to view on the same page.
  • The GUI team welcomes Lisa Kelly as our new Research Assistant.

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.