The Changing Social Worlds of 13-year-olds

A new report, The Changing Social Worlds of 13-year-olds, has been published by the ESRI and produced in partnership with the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY).

This study looks at how the lives of 13-year-olds have changed over a decade in terms of their relationships with family and friends, their day-to-day activities and their school experiences.

The report draws on data from the Growing Up in Ireland (GUI) study, comparing 13-year-olds in 2011/12 and 2021/22 (Cohorts ’98 and ’08), a period of considerable social and policy change, including the disruption of the pandemic, growing digitalisation and reform of the junior cycle.

The report can be downloaded here.