Growing Up in Ireland 5th Annual Research Conference
The 5th Annual Growing Up in Ireland conference took place on Wednesday 27th November 2013, in the Croke Park Conference Centre Dublin. To download a copy of the conference brochure please click here.
The conference was opened by Frances Fitzgerald T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, who launched the latest in a series of Growing Up in Ireland Key Findings. These are based on data collected from five-year-olds and their families between March and September 2013.
The opening presentation, Five-year-olds and their families – preliminary results from the third wave of the Infant Cohort was presented by Prof. James Williams, Principal Investigator of Growing Up in Ireland and can be downloaded by clicking here.
The keynote address was delivered by Professor Jan O. Jonsson on Assessing Child Poverty: measurement, comparisions, trends. Professor Jonsson holds the Chair of Sociology at the Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University, and is Director of the Swedish Level of Living Surveys. His research interests include the sociology of the family; life-course studies and intergenerational processes (incorporating the study of children’s well-being); and social stratification, especially educational inequality and social mobility.
30 papers were presented at the conference. These were based on Growing Up in Ireland’s Child and Infant Cohorts and will focus on a range of topics including health, parenting, education and childcare
Presentations from the conference can be downloaded below and a Book of Abstracts is available here.
Anne Nolan and Richard Layte
Denise Frawley, Selina Mc Coy and Joanne Banks
Jude Cosgrove, Caroline McKeown and Joe Travers
Eamonn Barron and Ela Polek
Dervla Kelly, Alan Kelly and Tom O’Dowd
Margaret Coen and Ela Polek
Richard Layte and Regien Biesma – Blanco
Sharon Cadogan, Eimear Keane and Patricia Kearney
Amanda Quail, James Williams, Emer Smyth and Siobhan Scarlett
Patricia Dominguez Castro, John Kearney and Richard Layte
Elaine Murray, John Kearney and Richard Layte
Ann-Marie Creaven, Jude Cosgrove and Caroline Mc Keown
Ashling Bourke and Catherine Maunsell
Zara Lafferty and Dorit Deering
Susan Morton, James Williams, Lucinda Platt and Jan Nicholson
Ela Polek and Diane Wach
Jennifer Shore and Raegan Murphy