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Growing Up in Ireland - First Results from Wave 1 of the Qualitative Child Cohort

Growing Up in Ireland has just published the first results from the Wave 1 of the Qualitative Child Cohort (at 9-years). This latest research draws on in-depth qualitative interviews conducted with 120 nine-year-old children and their parents as part of the GUI Qualitative study. These families are participating in and were selected from the larger GUI Quantitative study which is tracking the lives of 8,500 nine-year-old children.

Three Key Findings documents summarise some of the main results from this round of the project and focus on (i) 9-Year-Olds and their Families (ii) 9-Year-Olds and their Health and Wellbeing and (iii) 9-Year-Old’s Expectations of their Future. These documents can be downloaded from

The more detailed findings from this phase of the Qualitative study are available in Growing Up in Ireland - The Findings of the Qualitative Study with the 9-Year-Olds and their Parents also available to download from the same page.

The Anonymised Qualitative Dataset from Wave 1 of the Child Cohort (at 9 Years) is now available from the Irish Qualitative Data Archive (IQDA). Potential users wishing to access the anonymised data should apply to IQDA at


About Growing Up in Ireland
Growing Up in Ireland
is a Government study. The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is funding it in association with the Department of Social Protection and the Central Statistics Office. Department of Children and Youth Affairs is overseeing and managing the study, which is being carried out by a consortium of researchers led by the Economic & Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Trinity College Dublin