Growing up in Ireland Infant Cohort Wave 1 - 9 months, 2008

Study number (SN): 0019-01

CITATION

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). (2011). Growing up in Ireland Infant Cohort Wave 1 - 9 months, 2008. [dataset]. Version 1. Irish Social Science Data Archive. SN: 0019-01. URL http://www.ucd.ie/issda/data/GUIInfant/GUIInfantWave1

 

ABOUT THE STUDY

Growing Up in Ireland - the National Longitudinal Study of Children, is the first survey of its kind ever undertaken in Ireland and, as such, aims to explore the many and varied factors that contribute to or undermine the wellbeing of children currently living there. A two age cohort longitudinal design was adopted with one cohort of 11,134 infants (aged nine months) and the other of 8,568 nine-year olds, with a view to improving and understanding of children’s development across a range of domains. Since the survey is longitudinal in nature respondents in both cohorts are interviewed on a number of occasions over the folowing few years. The 11,134 children representing the nine-month cohort were born between 1st December 2007 and the 30th June 2008 and data collection for that group took place between September 2008 and April 2009.

MAIN TOPICS

  • Families
  • Children
  • Child Health
  • Child Development
  • Education
  • Child Day Care
  • Leisure Time Activities
  • Hobbies
  • Parental Role
  • Anthropometric Measurements

 

COVERAGE, UNIVERSE, METHODOLOGY

Population

The children of the Infant Cohort were born between 1st December 2007 and the 30th June 2008 and were aged 9 months at the time of the first data collection between September 2008 and April 2009. Over 10,000 families participated in the first wave (n=11,134). 

Observation units

  • Families / Households

Temporal coverage

From 09/2008 to 04/2009

Time dimension

Cohort study

Geographical coverage

Country: Ireland

Methods of data collection

  • CAPI (Computer Aided Personal Interviewing)
  • CASI (Computer Assisted Self Interviewing)

Sampling procedures

Children were selected from the Child Benefit Register (provided by the Department of Social and Family Affairs) so as to be 9 months of age (in their 10th month) at time of interview (i.e. between September 2008 to end April 2009). Date of birth for the children in question therefore, lay between 1st December 2007 and 30th June 2008. This yielded a total eligible Register population of 41,185 children over the period in question2. The sample was selected on a systematic basis, pre-stratifying by marital status, county of residence, nationality and number of children in the claim - all variables which were available internally from the information recorded on the Register itself. A simple systematic selection procedure based on a random start and constant sampling fraction was used.

Response rate

11,134 cases

DATA AND DOCUMENTATION: FILES’ DESCRIPTION

 

Data (available through ISSDA application process)

File name

File format/s

Contents of file

GUI Data_9MonthCohort CSV, SAS, SPSS, Stata Survey data using Convention A – questionnaire-based variable naming
XGUI Data_9MonthCohort SAS, SPSS, Stata Survey data using Convention B – topic-based harmonised cross-wave variable naming

 

Qualitative data from Growing Up in Ireland Infant Cohort Wave 1, 9 months, is available from the Irish Qualitative Data Archive (IQDA): https://doi.org/10.7486/DRI.6h44d738n

 

Documentation (available for download)

File name

 

File format/s

Contents of file

DATA DICTIONARY - INFANTS

PDF

Data Dictionary for Wave 1 of the Infant Cohort (at 9 months)

QUESTIONNAIRES- INFANTS

PDF

Questionnaires for Wave 1 of the Infant Cohort (at 9 months)

SAMPLE DESIGN AND RESPONSE - INFANTS

PDF

Sample design and response in Wave 1 of the Infant Cohort (at 9 months)

SUMMARY DATA DICTIONARY - INFANTS

PDF

Summary Data Dictionary for Wave 1 of the Infant Cohort (at 9 months)

SUMMARY GUIDE - INFANTS

PDF

A Summary Guide to Wave 1 of the Infant Cohort (at 9 months)

VARIABLE NAMING AND LONGITUDINAL DATA DICTIONARY - INFANTS -

PDF Variable Naming Conventions and Longitudinal Data Dictionary for Wave 1 and Wave 2 of the Infant Cohort of Growing Up in Ireland

 

LINKS

http://www.esri.ie/growing-up-in-ireland/

 

ACCESS INFORMATION

Accessing the data

To access the data, please complete a ISSDA Data Request Form for Research Purposes, sign it, and send it to ISSDA by email.

For teaching purposes, please complete the ISSDA Data Request Form for Teaching Purposes, and follow the procedures, as above. Teaching requests are approved on a once-off module/workshop basis. Subsequent occurrences of the module/workshop require a new teaching request form.

Data will be disseminated on receipt of a fully completed, signed form. Incomplete or unsigned forms will be returned to the data requester for completion.

Copyright

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Acknowledgements

Any work based in whole or part on resources provided by ISSDA, should  acknowledge: "Growing up in Ireland Infant Cohort Wave 1 - 9 months, 2008" and also ISSDA, in the following way: “Accessed via the Irish Social Science Data Archive - www.ucd.ie/issda”.

Citation requirement

The data and its creators shall be cited in all publications and presentations for which the data have been used. The bibliographic citation may be in the form suggested by the archive or in the form required by the publication.

Bibliographical citation

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). (2011). Growing up in Ireland Infant Cohort Wave 1 - 9 months, 2008. [dataset]. Version 1. Irish Social Science Data Archive. SN: 0019-01. URL http://www.ucd.ie/issda/data/GUIInfant/GUIInfantWave1

Notification

The user shall notify the Irish Social Science Data Archive of all publications where she or he has used the data.

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