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Growing Up in Ireland

Growing Up In Ireland

Growing Up in Ireland is the national longitudinal study of children. This Study examines the factors that contribute to or undermine the well-being of children in contemporary Irish families.

Growing Up in Ireland data contribute to the setting of effective and responsive policies relating to children and to the design of services for children and their families.

 

 

What are the objectives of Growing Up in Ireland?

The specific objectives of Growing Up in Ireland can be summarised as follows:

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What are the key elements of Growing Up in Ireland? 

Growing Up in Ireland:

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What data has been collected?

The first and second waves of data collection has been completed for both the infant cohort (at 9 months and at 3 years) and child cohort (at 9 years and at 13 years).

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What data can be accessed?

Data from the second waves of data collected from the infant cohort (at age 3 years) and the child cohort (at age 13 years) will become available at the end of February  and  the end of December 2013 respectively.

 

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How can the quantitative data be accessed?

Two types of Growing Up in Ireland quantitative data files can be accessed: Anonymised Microdata Files and Researcher Microdata Files.

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How can the qualitative data be accessed?

The Growing Up in Ireland qualitative data file is also a publicly available anonymised dataset. Researchers wishing to access the qualitative data file should apply to the Irish Qualitative Data Archive (IQDA) at www.iqda.ie 

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What reports have been published?

A number of reports from the first and second waves of data collection have been published for both the infant cohort (at 9 months and at 3 years) and child cohort (at 9 years and at 13 years).

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Where can further information be found?

Further information on Growing Up in Ireland and a copy of instrumentation are available on www.growingup.ie.

Growing Up in Ireland is a Government study. The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is funding it in association with the Department of Social Protection and the Central Statistics Office. The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is overseeing and managing the study, which is being carried out by a consortium of researchers led by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Trinity College Dublin.

 

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