Growing Up in Ireland, Wave 1 at 9 years

Depositors: Erika Doyle (Trinity College Dublin), Sheila Greene (Trinity College Dublin), Rory McDaid (Marino Institute of Education), Brían Merriman (Trinity College Dublin), James Williams (Economic and Social Research Institute).
Growing Up in Ireland (GUI) is the national longitudinal study of children in Ireland. 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. The data in the IQDA are from the first wave of qualitative research conducted between January and April 2009 with a sample of 122 parents from the nine-month cohort. More information about this national longitudinal study can be found on the Growing Up in Ireland website.

Access this collection: To access data from Growing Up in Ireland Wave 1 at 9 months you must complete the IQDA Data Access Request Form  and return it by post to the following address:

Irish Qualitative Data Archive c/o MU Social Sciences Institute,
Iontas Building,
Maynooth University,
Co. Kildare,
Published research using the Growing Up in Ireland, Wave 1 at 9 years collection

Geraghty, Ruth; Jane Gray and David Ralph. 2015. "‘One of the best members of the family’: continuity and change in young children’s relationships with their grandparents." Pp. 124-139 in Linda Connolly, ed. The ‘Irish’ Family. London: Routledge.

Gray, Jane, Ruth Geraghty and David Ralph. 2016. Family rhythms: the changing texture of family life in Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. (In press).

Gray, Jane, Ruth Geraghty and David Ralph. 2013. "Young children and their grandparents: a secondary analysis across four birth cohorts." Families, Relationships and Societies 2, 2: 289-298.

McAuley, Colette and Wendy Rose. 2014. "Children's social and emotional relationships and well-being: from the perspective of the child." Pp. 1865-1892 in Asher Ben-Arieh, Ferran Casas, Ivar Frones and Jill E. Korbin, eds. Handbook of Child Well-Being: Theories, Methods and Policies in Global Perspective. Dordrecht: Springer.

McAuley, Colette, Caroline McKeown and Brian Merriman. 2012. "Spending time with family and friends: children's views on relationships and shared activities." Child Indicators Research 5, 3: 449-467.

Ralph, David. 2016. "Who should do the caring? Involved fatherhood and ambivalent gendered moral rationalities among cohabiting/married Irish parents." Community Work and Family 19, 1: 63-79.

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