Growing Up in Ireland – the National Longitudinal Study of Children, held its tenth annual research conference on Thursday 8th November 2018 in the Gibson Hotel in Dublin’s docklands area.
The conference focused on research based on Growing Up in Ireland (GUI) data, and also included the launch of the latest key findings on the Infant Cohort/Cohort’08 at 9 years by Minister Katherine Zappone.
The Keynote address at this year’s conference was delivered by Professor Ingrid Schoon who holds the Chair of Human Development and Social Policy at the Institute of Education, University College London, is a Research Professor at the Social Science Centre in Berlin.
She has published widely, including a monograph on ‘Risk and Resilience’ (2006), co-edited books on ‘Transitions from School to Work: Globalisation, Individualisation, and Patterns of Diversity (2009) with Rainer K. Silbereisen, ‘ Gender differences in aspirations and attainment: A longitudinal perspective’ (2014) with Jacquelynne Eccles, and ‘ Young People’s Development and the Great Recession: Uncertain Transitions and Precarious Futures’ (2017) with John Bynner – all published by Cambridge University Press, and a book on ‘Pathways to Adulthood’ with Rainer Silbereisen with UCL IoE Press.
In total, 23 papers using GUI data were presented at the conference, along with an introductory launch presentation, a keynote address and a policy session. The majority of the conference presentations have been made available online; links to these individual presentations can be found below.
*please note that due to a late change in the schedule, Emer Scott moved from Session I to Session A, replacing Elizabeth Doyle.
Dorothy Watson (ESRI) – watch a video of Dorothy summarising the key findings below
Ingrid Schoon (University College London)
Colm Healy (RCSI), Helen Coughlan (RCSI), James Williams (ESRI), Mary Clarke (RCSI), Ian Kelleher (RCSI), Mary Cannon (RCSI)
Emer Scott (UCD)
Emer Smyth (ESRI), Daráine Murphy (ESRI)
Aisling Murray (ESRI) – watch Aisling give a one-minute summary
Rachel Palmer (DIT, TCD), Richard Layte (ESRI, TCD), John Kearney (DIT)
The impact of prescription drug co-payments on healthcare utilisation and health
Gretta Mohan (ESRI, TCD), Anne Nolan (ESRI, TCD)
Dorothy Watson (ESRI)
Claire Finn (DCYA)
Grainne Collins (NDA), Dharragh Hunt (NDA)
Desmond O’Mahony (ESRI) – watch Des give a two-minute summary of his paper here
Chloé Beatty (University of Limerick), Suzanne M. Egan (University of Limerick)
Suzanne M. Egan (University of Limerick), Jennifer Pope (University of Limerick)
Ailbhe Booth (UCD), Orla Doyle (UCD), Eilis Hennessy (UCD)
Clara Hoyne (University of Limerick), Suzanne M. Egan (University of Limerick)
Aileen Wright (University of Limerick), Michelle O’Donoghue (University of Limerick)
James Williams (ESRI), Paul Bradshaw (Growing up in Scotland), Patty Doran (University of Manchester), Susan Morton (Growing Up in New Zealand)
Daráine Murphy (ESRI), Colm Healy (RCSI), Mary Cannon (RCSI)
Niamh Dhondt (RCSI), Colm Healy (RCSI), Mary Clarke (RCSI), Mary Cannon (RCSI)
Sarah-Rose Whelan (TCD), Nicola Dalrymple (TCD), Lorraine Swords (TCD)
Thorsten Schneider (University of Leipzig)
Helen Russell (ESRI), Frances McGinnity (ESRI), Seamus McGuinness (ESRI)
Large family, poor family? A comparative profile of children’s material resources in the modern large family & implications for social policy
Megan Curran (UCD)
Lee-Ann Burke (UCC)
Physical activity parenting and implications for future interventions
Rhoda Sohun (University of Limerick), Ciarán MacDonncha (UL), Ann MacPhail (UL)
Eoin McNamara (ESRI) – watch Eoin give a short summary below
Mark McGovern (Queen’s University), Slawa Rokicki (UCD)
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