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:
- Presentations from the Growing Up in Ireland 10th Annual Research Conference on 8th November 2018 are now available on the conference page
- Four Key Findings reports for 9-Year-Olds from the Growing Up in Ireland Infant Cohort were launched at the conference; they are now available here.
- The RMF datafile for the 17/18 year phase of the Child Cohort is now open to applications from researchers via the DCYA. Click here for further details about applying for RMF data.
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.