Upcoming Growing Up in Ireland Events

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Launch of Key Findings Reports for the Child Cohort at 20 Years at the GUI Annual Conference

Growing Up in Ireland held its 11th Annual Research Conference on Thursday 21st November 2019 in the Gibson Hotel in Dublin’s docklands area. Four Key Findings Reports were launched, based on data collected from the Child Cohort (Cohort ’98) at age 20 Years.


Further details of this and previous conferences can be accessed via the main conference page.

Launch of two new GUI reports on the Infant Cohort  – February 21st

Two new reports from the Growing Up in Ireland study were launched on Feb 21st.  Both reports use data from the ’08 (Infant Cohort) and are now available here for download.

A brief description of each report is given below.  Infographic summaries and launch presentations for both reports are also available below the description.

The Effects of Economic Recession and Family Stress on the Adjustment of 3-Year-Olds in Ireland

Elizabeth Nixon (TCD), Richard Layte (TCD) and Maeve Thornton (ESRI alumna)

This report is concerned with understanding how the economic recession in Ireland affected stress within families, and in turn how this is associated with the behavioural and emotional adjustment of 3-year-olds.  It uses longitudinal data from the ’08 (Infant) Cohort collected when the children were 9 months and again at age 3 years.


Assistant Professor Elizabeth Nixon gave a presentation of the economic strain report at the launch:

Growing Up in Ireland: The Lives of 5-Year-Olds

Aisling Murray (ESRI), Eoin McNamara (ESRI), James Williams (ESRI alumnus) and Emer Smyth (ESRI)

The report presents further details on the lives of children from the Growing Up in Ireland study (Cohort ’08) when they were aged 5 years. The results cover the socio-economic circumstances of the families in which the 5-year-olds lived and those children’s outcomes in key domains of health, socio-emotional development (including relationship with parents) and school/cognitive development.

Dr. Aisling Murray gave a presentation of The Lives of 5-Year-Olds report at the launch: