Upcoming Growing Up in Ireland Events

Launch of ‘The Lives of 13-Year-Olds’ 17th October

Date: Wednesday 17th October 2018

Time: Tea/coffee and sign-in from 8.30 am

Location: ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2

Registration by 15th October 2018 via this link

 The Growing Up in Ireland study team is pleased to announce the launch of its latest report, The Lives of 13-Year-Olds by James Williams, Maeve Thornton, Mark Morgan, Amanda Quail and Emer Smyth with Daráine Murphy and Desmond O’Mahony

The report will be launched by Dr Katherine Zappone, T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

This report looks at key aspects of young people’s lives at 13 years of age based on data collected from Growing Up in Ireland’s Cohort ’98 (the Child Cohort).  Using a wide range of information from young people, parents and school principals, this report provides a detailed picture of life in early adolescence in key areas such as health and physical development; socio-emotional well-being and relationships; school and learning. Importantly, the report also considers development since 9 years of age by comparing the same individuals over time on a number of key policy-relevant questions such as changes in obesity status and how primary-school experiences influence attitudes to secondary school.

Growing Up in Ireland Annual Research Conference 2018

This year’s (2018) conference will be held in the Gibson Hotel on November 8th.  Further details available on the conferences page.

Details of new findings to be launched at the conference will be announced in the coming weeks.