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Growing Up in Ireland - National Longitudinal Study of Children. Wave 1 at 9 years [collection]

Williams, James, Greene, Sheila, Doyle, Erika, Harris, Elaine, McDaid, Rory, McNally, Sinéad, Merriman, Brían, Nixon, Elizabeth and Swords, Lorraine (2008) Growing Up in Ireland - National Longitudinal Study of Children. Wave 1 at 9 years [collection]. [Dataset]

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Growing Up in Ireland (GUI) is the national longitudinal study of children in Ireland, launched in 2006. Qualitative data from Wave 1 at 9 years (child cohort) and from Wave 1 at 9 months (infant cohort) is available through the IQDA.

The main aim of the study is to describe the status of two representative samples of children in Ireland and how they are developing in the current social, economic, and cultural environment. This information will be used to assist in policy formation and in the provision of services which will ensure that all children will have the best possible start in life. The study incorporates a mixed methods approach, combining both quantitative and qualitative methods, to gain a holistic understanding of children’s lives in Ireland. The first phase of the study has extended over seven years and has followed the progress of two groups of children: 8,500 nine-year-olds and 10,000 nine-month-olds. During this time two sweeps of quantitative data have been be conducted with each group of children. Smaller scale qualitative studies, each involving a sample of families drawn from the main cohorts, took place shortly after each quantitative sweep.

Item Type: Dataset
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Children > Child Development
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Early childhood education
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2015 13:03
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2015 15:41

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