Growing up In Ireland - COVID-19 Web Survey for Cohort '08 (Infant Cohort) and Cohort '98 (Child Cohort) December, 2020.

Study number (SN): 0075-00

CITATION

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), (2021). Growing up in Ireland - COVID-19 Web Survey 2020. [dataset]. Version 1. Irish Social Science Data Archive. SN: 0075-00. URL www.ucd.ie/issda/data


ABOUT THE STUDY 

Growing Up in Ireland - the National Longitudinal Study of Children is a landmark study of children and youth which has been running since 2006. The project seeks to further our understanding of what it means to be a child or young person growing up in modern Ireland, with a view to informing policy on what both helps and hinders development. The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) requested that the Growing Up in Ireland Study Team develop a survey capturing the experiences of the Growing Up in Ireland Cohorts during the pandemic in 2020 with a view to informing longitudinal analysis of the impact of variations in their experiences on young people’s outcomes. The web survey was hosted by the Central Statistics Office. The sample for the Covid-19 Survey was drawn from both Growing Up in Ireland Cohorts. It consisted of all of those who had participated in the first wave of the study and who were still eligible for contact.

ABBREVIATIONS
PCG = Primary Care Giver (Cohort '08)
YP = Young Person (Cohort ‘08)
YA = Young Adult (Cohort ’98)

MAIN TOPICS

  • COVID-19

  • Health

  • Mental Health

  • Family Environment

  • Child Development

  • Diet and Exercise

  • Leisure Time Activities

  • Play

  • Internet Use by Children

  • Television Viewing

  • Emotional Development

  • Psychological Well-being

  • Well-being (Health)

  • Education

  • Home Education

  • Peer-group Relationships

  • Employment

 

COVERAGE, UNIVERSE, METHODOLOGY

Population

This project took place in Q4 of 2020, when Cohort ‘08 were 12/13 years old (87% were 12 years old with 13% having just turned 13), and Cohort ‘98 were 22 years old (with 14% having turned 23 years of age by December 2020). The children of the ‘08 Cohort were born between 1st December 2007 and the 30th June 2008 the 98’ Cohort were born between 1997 and 1998. 8,643 invitations were sent out to Cohort ’08 households, which included an invitation for the Primary Caregiver and Young Person, and 6,810 invitations were sent to 22-year-olds.

Observation units

Families / Households

Temporal coverage

From 12/2020 to 12/2020

Time dimension

Cohort study

Geographical coverage

Country: Ireland

Methods of data collection

  • CAWI (Computer Assisted Web Interviewing) – web survey hosted by the CSO on their eQ web survey platform.

Sampling procedures

For Cohort ’08 the original wave 1 sample at 9 months was selected from the Child Benefit Register, using a simple systematic selection procedure based on a random start and constant sampling fraction.

For Cohort ’98 the original wave 2 sample at 9 years was selected using a two-stage sample design. First a random sample of Primary Schools was recruited, and then a random sample of 9-year-old children was selected from within the schools.

The sample for the Covid-19 web survey was based on all the original sample less those that have deceased, moved abroad, or who had requested to be removed from the sample.

Response rate

There was a 45% response rate among Primary Caregivers (n = 3,901), a 38% response rate among 12-year-olds (n = 3,301) and a 33% response rate among the 22-year cohort (n = 2,277).

For more details on response rates see documentation: Summary Guide COVID Survey

DATA AND DOCUMENTATION: FILES’ DESCRIPTION

 

Data (available through ISSDA application process)

File name

File format/s

Contents of file

0075-00_GUI_COVID-19_2020_PCG-YP13

SPSS, SAS, Stata.

Cohort '08 Survey data

0075-00_GUI_COVID-19_2020_YA22

SPSS, SAS, Stata.

Cohort '98 Survey data

 

Documentation (available for download)

File name

 

File format/s

Contents of file

0075-00_Summary Guide COVID Survey 

PDF

Summary Guide

0075-00_Questionnaires COVID Survey 

PDF

Questionnaires


 0075-00_Summary Data Dictionary Infant Cohort '08 COVID Survey_AMF

PDF 

Summary Data Dictionary

0075-00_Summary Data Dictionary Child Cohort '98 COVID Survey_AMF 

PDF 

Summary Data Dictionary

0075-00_Codebook Infant Cohort '08 COVID Survey_AMF 

PDF

Codebook

0075-00_Codebook Child Cohort '98 COVID Survey_AMF 

PDF

Codebook

 

LINKS

www.growingup.ie

ACCESS INFORMATION

Accessing the data

To access the data, please complete a 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.

Please note that any reference to signature and date in this document can be read as meaning the typed name and date where such an application is forwarded electronically.

Copyright

Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY).

Acknowledgements

Any work based in whole or part on resources provided by the ISSDA, should  acknowledge: “Growing up in Ireland - COVID-19 Web Survey 2020. [dataset]." 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). (2021). Growing up in Ireland - COVID-19 Web Survey 2020. [dataset]. Version 1. Irish Social Science Data Archive. SN: 0075-0. URL www.ucd.ie/issda/data

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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