Growing Up in Ireland Annual Research Conference 2018

Call for Abstracts

Growing Up in Ireland – the National Longitudinal Study of Children, will hold its tenth annual research conference on Thursday 8th November 2018 in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin 1.


The conference will focus on research based on Growing Up in Ireland (GUI) data.  The Keynote address at this year’s conference will be delivered by Professor Ingrid Schoon who holds the Chair of Human Development and Social Policy at the Institute of Education, University College London, is a Research Professor at the Social Science Centre in Berlin, and Visiting Professor at the the Royal Netherlands Academy of the Arts and Science.


The Growing Up in Ireland team invites abstracts for papers from researchers working on Growing Up in Ireland data.


Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent to by 27th July. Abstracts should include (where possible): the paper title; context; methods; results and conclusions. They should also include the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation and email address. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Steering Committee and authors of selected papers will be notified by 25th August. In selecting papers preference will be given to those with applied policy relevance.


Growing Up in Ireland is a government study. It is being funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in association with the Central Statistics Office. Phase 2 of the study receives a generous subsidy from The Atlantic Philanthropies. The 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 and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Trinity College Dublin.