Growing up in Ireland Child Cohort Wave 1 - 9 years, 2008

Study number (SN): 0020-01

CITATION

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). (2010). Growing up in Ireland Child Cohort Wave 1 - 9 years, 2008. [dataset]. Version 1. Irish Social Science Data Archive. SN: 0020-01. URL http://www.ucd.ie/issda/data/GUIChild/GUIChildWave1

 

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 8,568 children representing the nine-year cohort were born between 1st November 1997 and 31st October 1998.

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 Child Cohort were born between 1st November 1997 and 31st October 1998 and were aged 9 years at the time of the first data collection between August 2007 and May 2008. 8,568 families participated in the first wave.

Observation units

  • Families / Households

Temporal coverage

From 08/2007 to 05/2008

Time dimension

Cohort study

Geographical coverage

Country: Ireland

Methods of data collection

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

Sampling procedures

A two-stage design was adopted. In the first instance a random sample of Primary Schools was recruited and at the second stage a sample of nine-year old children was selected from the sample of schools. The design required that the sample be regionally representative with no spatial bias. In addition, no oversampling or booster sampling of subgroups was required. There was a total of 56,497 nine-year-olds registered in the Census of Population in 2006 so a sample size of 8,568 represented approximately 14 percent or about 1 in every 7 of the nine-year-olds resident in the country.

Response rate

8,568 cases

DATA AND DOCUMENTATION: FILES’ DESCRIPTION

 

Data (available through ISSDA application process)

File name

File format/s

Contents of file

GUI Data_9YearCohort CSV, SAS, SPSS, Stata Survey data using Convention A – questionnaire-based variable naming
XGUI Data_9YearCohort SAS, SPSS, Stata Survey data using Convention B – topic-based harmonised cross-wave variable naming
GUI Data_9YearCohort_TimeUse SPSS Time Use Data

 

Qualitative data from Growing Up in Ireland Child Cohort Wave 1, 9 years, is available from the Irish Qualitative Data Archive (IQDA): https://doi.org/10.7486/DRI.6m31f4220

 

Documentation (available for download)

File name

 

File format/s

Contents of file

Data Dictionary_9YearCohort

PDF

Data Dictionary for Wave 1 of the Child Cohort (at 9 years)

Summary Data Dictionary_9YearCohort

PDF

Summary Data Dictionary for Wave 1 of the Child Cohort (At 9 years)

Questionnaire Documentation_9YearCohort

PDF

Questionnaires for Wave 1 of the Child Cohort (at 9 years)

Sample Design and Response_9YearCohort

PDF

Sample design and response in Wave 1 of the Child Cohort (at 9 years)

Guide to the Datasets_9YearCohort

PDF

A Summary Guide to Wave 1 of the Child Cohort (at 9 years)

Time Use Data_GUI Wave 1 Child Cohort

Word Document

Data Available From the Time-use Survey, Wave 1 of the Child Cohort (at 9 years)

Variable naming and longitudinal data dictionary - Child - Wave 1 & 2

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

Derived variables for the Child Cohort

PDF Derived variables in the 9-Year Cohort.

 

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 Child Cohort Wave 1 - 9 years, 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). (2010). Growing up in Ireland Child Cohort Wave 1 - 9 years, 2008. [dataset]. Version 1. Irish Social Science Data Archive. SN: 0020-01. URL http://www.ucd.ie/issda/data/GUIChild/GUIChildWave1

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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