Growing up In Ireland Child Cohort

Study number (SN): 0020-01 (Wave 1)

Growing up In Ireland Child Cohort Wave 1

Study number (SN): 0020-02 (Wave 2)

Growing up In Ireland Child Cohort Wave 2

Study number (SN): 0020-03 (Wave 3)

Growing up in Ireland Child Cohort Wave 3

 

ABOUT THE STUDY

Growing Up in Ireland is the national longitudinal study of children and youth in Ireland.  It started in 2006 and follows two cohorts of children aged 9 years (child cohort) and 9 months (infant cohort). It is the most significant survey of its kind ever to take place in this country, and will help us to improve our understanding of children and their development. 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 have the best possible start in life.

The Child Cohort started in 2008 with 8,500 children aged 9 years. Information was collected from parents, teachers, Principals and the children themselves. Additional perspectives were collected by post from non-resident parents and regular carers of the Study Child.  This cohort was revisited at age 13 years and most recently at age 17/18 years. This cohort will be visited again in the latter part of 2018 when they are 20 years old.

 

MAIN TOPICS

Emotional Development/ Child Behaviour

  • Family life
  • Life styles
  • Play/ Leisure time activities
  • Emotional development
  • Family environment
  • Parental role
  • Parental participation

Health

  • Pregnancy/ Antenatal care
  • Childbirth
  • Medical care
  • Diet and nutrition/ Breast-feeding
  • Physical activities/ Exercise
  • Physiological development
  • Anthropometric data

Education/ Cognitive processes

  • Mental development
  • Child day care
  • Educational environment
  • Teacher-student relationship

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Bibliography

Journal Articles

Denny K., (2012) Breastfeeding predicts handedness Laterality. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition: 17(3) , 361-368 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1357650X.2011.579131

Madden, D. (2014). THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LOW BIRTH WEIGHT AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS IN IRELAND. Journal of Biosocial Science, 46(2), 248-265. doi:10.1017/S0021932013000187

Matvienko-Sikar, K., Murphy, G., & Murphy, G. (2017) 'The role of prenatal, obstetric, and post-partum factors in the parenting stress of mothers and fathers of 9-month old infants'.  Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0167482X.2017.1286641

Perry, Catherine P., Keane, Eimear, Layte, Richard, Fitzgerald, Anthony P., Perry, Ivan J.  and Harrington, Janas M. (2015). The use of a Dietary Quality Score as a predictor of childhood overweight and obesity. BMC Public Health 2015 http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-1907-y

Reinhard et al. 2018. The Great Recession and the Health of Young Children: A Fixed-Effects Analysis in Ireland.  American Journal of Epidemiology. https://academic.oup.com/aje/advance-article/doi/10.1093/aje/kwy001/4802709

 

Additional bibliography: http://www.esri.ie/growing-up-in-ireland/information-for-researchers/all-publications-using-growing-up-in-ireland-data/

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