Growing Up in Ireland 11th Annual Conference – Thursday 21st November 2019 in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin
Growing Up in Ireland – the National Longitudinal Study of Children, held its eleventh annual research conference on Thursday 21st November 2019 in the Gibson Hotel in Dublin’s docklands area.
The book of abstracts can be downloaded here.
The conference focusd on research based on Growing Up in Ireland (GUI) data from national and international researchers. Minister Katherine Zappone T.D. launched the latest findings from the Study (Cohort ’98 at age 20).
The keynote address was given by Professor Ross Macmillan, Chair in Sociology at the University of Limerick on the topic of “Culture and the socio-economic status of families: Irish exceptionalism?”.
Professor Ross Macmillan is a sociologist and demographer who has authored almost fifty articles, chapters, books, and reviews and is among the most cited sociologists of his generation. His research has focused on crime and victimization, child development and the life course, family relationships, and social epidemiology. His current research focuses on the empowerment/ marginality of historically disadvantaged groups and impacts upon population health.
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Where speakers have agreed, their slides are available below. The launch presentation is currently available and others will be added in the coming week. For queries on the content of presentations, please contact the speakers directly.
Culture and the socioeconomic status of families: Irish exceptionalism as a route to theoretical development – Professor Ross Macmillan (University of Limerick)
Session A: Health and context
Session B: Academic attainment
Session C: Family context
Family stability: The effects of the economic crisis on families – Carmel Hannan
Session D: Time-use diary
Session E: Psychological well-being
Session F: Education
Session G Youth well-being
Session H: Impact of screen-time
Trajectories of technology usage in younger children – Desmond O’Mahony
Anti-social behaviour among Irish youth: Is early or late adolescence more ‘risky’? – Aisling Murray
Session I: Child development and play
Details of previous conferences are available using the links below: