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Research National Longitudinal Study of Children in Ireland (Growing Up in Ireland)

Growing Up in Ireland ImageIn April 2006, the Office of the Minister for Children announced a major investment into the first seven-year phase of Growing Up in Ireland, a national longitudinal study of children.   The contract to carry out the study was awarded to a consortium of researchers led by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Trinity College Dublin, with Professor Tom O'Dowd of Public Health & Primary Care being one of the directors of the health spoke of the study.

The 7-year study was officially launched on the 10th January 2007.

Growing Up in Ireland is a ‘longitudinal’ study of children.  This means the research will take place over a number of years and involve examining the progress and wellbeing of the same group of children on a number of occasions at important periods throughout their childhood.

The main aim of the study is to paint a full picture of children in Ireland and how they are developing in the current social, economic and cultural environment. This information will be used to assist in policy formation and in the provision of services, which will ensure all children will have the best possible start in life.

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Last updated 23 November 2016 Mary O'Neill (Email).