Growing up in Ireland Infant Cohort Wave 3 - 3 years, 2013

Study number (SN): 0019-03

CITATION

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). (2015). Growing up in Ireland Infant Cohort Wave 3 - 5 years, 2013. [dataset]. Version 1. Irish Social Science Data Archive. SN: 0019-03. URL http://www.ucd.ie/issda/data/GUIInfant/GUIInfantWave3

 

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 infant cohort were born between 1st December 2007 and the 30th June 2008 and data collection for the first wave at age 9 months took place between September 2008 and April 2009. The third wave of data collection took place between March and September 2013, when the cohort were 5 years of age, resulting in a completed data file of 9,001 cases. 

MAIN TOPICS

  • Families
  • Children
  • Child Health
  • Child Development
  • Sleep
  • Child Care
  • Child Day Care
  • 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) while 9,793 took part at age 3 years (Dec 2010 - July 2011), and 9,001 at age 5 years (Mar – Sep 2013). 

Observation units

  • Families / Households

Temporal coverage

From 03/2013 to 09/2013

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 question. 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

9,001 cases

DATA AND DOCUMENTATION: FILES’ DESCRIPTION

 

Data (available through ISSDA application process)

File name

File format/s

Contents of file

GUI Data_InfantCohortWave3

SAS, SPSS, Stata

 Survey data

 

Documentation (available for download) 

File name

 

File format/s

Contents of file

Questionnaires for GUI Infant Wave 3

PDF

Questionnaires for Wave 3 of the Infant Cohort (at 5 years)

Data dictionary Infant Cohort Wave 3 AMF

Excel

Data Dictionary for Wave 3 of the Infant Cohort (at 5 years)

Summary Guide Infant Cohort Wave 3

PDF

A Summary Guide to Wave 3 of the Infant Cohort (at 5 years)

 

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 3 - 5 years, 2013" 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). (2015). Growing up in Ireland Infant Cohort Wave 3 - 5 years, 2013. [dataset]. Version 1. Irish Social Science Data Archive. SN: 0019-03. URL http://www.ucd.ie/issda/data/GUIInfant/GUIInfantWave3

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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