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Growing Up in Ireland: National Longitudinal Study of Children : Development from Birth to Three Years

Williams, James, Murray, Aisling, McCrory, Cathal and McNally, Sinéad (2013) Growing Up in Ireland: National Longitudinal Study of Children : Development from Birth to Three Years. Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin. ISBN 9781406427769

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Growing Up in Ireland is the national longitudinal study of children. Its core objectives include describing the children of Ireland, looking at how early experiences affect later outcomes and providing an evidence-base that can be used to inform child and family policies. It has two cohorts of children. The first is referred to as the Infant Cohort and is based on just over 11,000 children and their families. The families in this cohort were first interviewed between September 2008 and April 2009, when the study children were nine months old; a second interview took place between December 2010 and June 2011, when they were three years of age. It is these 9,793 children who are the subject of this report.

This report and the Growing Up in Ireland study more generally, draws on Brohenbrenner's model (e.g. 1979) of the individual as developing within a series of contexts that vary in the strength of their influence, as well as interacting with each other. For example, parents (within the family context) control many of the key aspects of the child's everyday life but their parenting decisions and capacity may in turn be affected by the wider economic climate.

The broad picture of the Study Children at three years of age presented in this report focuses first on the child's outcomes and well-being before considering three of the more influential contexts (parenting, childcare and financial circumstances) in which their development is taking place.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Children > Child Development
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2014 16:38
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2015 15:39

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