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Dr Birgitta Rabe Reader, University of Essex

Brabe
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brabe@essex.ac.uk
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Curriculum vitae

Research Interests

I am an economist interested in applied research in education, family and labour economics. Some of my current and recent work includes

  • Early child development: the effect of breastfeeding on cognitive child outcomes; free child care and child attainment
  • Education and schools: effects of school resources on school attainment; sibling spillover effects in school achievement; interactions between school quality and parental investments
  • Child care and maternal labour supply
  • Migration and residential mobility

I am Topic Champion for education, family and data linkage on Understanding Society. Linked education records for Understanding Society are available, see here.


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    Publications

    Displaying publications 1 - 15 of 67 in total

    1. School closures and children’s emotional and behavioural difficulties

      Jo Blanden, Claire Crawford, Laura Fumagalli, et al.

      1. Psychology
      2. Young People
      3. Education
      4. Child Development
      5. Public Policy
      6. Well Being
      7. Health
      8. Life Course Analysis
      9. Covid 19
    2. Impact of the Universal Infant Free School Meal policy

      Angus Holford and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Households
      4. Poverty
      5. Public Policy
      6. Welfare Benefits
      7. Health
    3. Impact of the Universal Infant Free School Meal policy

      Angus Holford and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Households
      4. Poverty
      5. Public Policy
      6. Welfare Benefits
      7. Health
    4. Briefing note COVID-19 survey: home schooling

      Michaela Benzeval, Magda Borkowska, Jonathan Burton, et al.

      1. Information And Communication Technologies
      2. Time Use
      3. Young People
      4. Education
      5. Child Development
      6. Households
      7. Household Economics
      8. Health
      9. Covid 19
    5. Going universal - the impact of free school lunches on child body weight outcomes

      Angus Holford and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Public Policy
      4. Health
    6. Sibling spillover effects in school achievement

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Households
    7. How did universal infant free school meals affect children's bodyweight?

      Angus Holford and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Public Policy
      4. Health
    8. How do parents respond to OFSTED reports?

      Ellen Greaves, Iftikhar Hussain, Birgitta Rabe, et al.

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Households
      4. Economics
      5. Public Policy
    9. Parental responses to information about school quality: evidence from linked survey and administrative data

      Ellen Greaves, Iftikhar Hussain, Birgitta Rabe, et al.

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Households
      4. Economics
      5. Public Policy
    10. The effect of school spending on student achievement: addressing biases in value-added models

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Economics
    11. Linked education data

      Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Research
      3. Surveys
    12. Free childcare and parents’ labour supply: is more better?

      Mike Brewer, Sarah Cattan, Claire Crawford, et al.

      1. Education
      2. Labour Market
      3. Public Policy
      4. Household Economics
      5. Caregiving
    13. Does free childcare help parents work?

      Mike Brewer, Sarah Cattan, Claire Crawford, et al.

      1. Education
      2. Labour Market
      3. Public Policy
      4. Household Economics
      5. Caregiving
    14. Free childcare and parents’ labour supply: is more better?

      Mike Brewer, Sarah Cattan, Claire Crawford, et al.

      1. Education
      2. Labour Market
      3. Public Policy
      4. Household Economics
      5. Caregiving
    15. Universal pre-school education: the case of public funding with private provision

      Jo Blanden, Emilia Del Bono, Sandra McNally, et al.

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Economics

    Media

    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 80 in total

    1. New evidence shows how school closures hit children’s mental health hard

      1. Psychology
      2. Young People
      3. Education
      4. Child Development
      5. Public Policy
      6. Well Being
      7. Health
      8. Life Course Analysis
      9. Covid 19
    2. Children will need further help with mental health despite return of schools, study warns

      1. Psychology
      2. Young People
      3. Education
      4. Child Development
      5. Public Policy
      6. Well Being
      7. Health
      8. Life Course Analysis
      9. Covid 19
    3. Stressed pupils 'are more likely to bully and fight': Teachers could face an increase in bad behaviour in class after effect of pandemic on children's mental health, study warns

      1. Psychology
      2. Young People
      3. Education
      4. Child Development
      5. Public Policy
      6. Well Being
      7. Health
      8. Life Course Analysis
      9. Covid 19
    4. Back to school: 'It's nice to see my friends'

      1. Psychology
      2. Young People
      3. Education
      4. Child Development
      5. Public Policy
      6. Well Being
      7. Health
      8. Life Course Analysis
      9. Covid 19
    5. Schools return in England: Boris Johnson hails first steps to freedom

      1. Psychology
      2. Young People
      3. Education
      4. Child Development
      5. Public Policy
      6. Well Being
      7. Health
      8. Life Course Analysis
      9. Covid 19
    6. School closures negatively affected children's mental health, research suggests

      1. Psychology
      2. Young People
      3. Education
      4. Child Development
      5. Public Policy
      6. Well Being
      7. Health
      8. Life Course Analysis
      9. Covid 19
    7. Free school dinners ‘led to fall in childhood obesity rates’

    8. Good Ofsted rating can mean parents become complacent

    9. Why a good Ofsted report can be bad for GCSE results

    10. GCSE grades 'drop' after successful Ofsted inspections

    11. The negative impact of positive Ofsted ratings

    12. O brother, where art thou?

    13. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

    14. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

    15. A cautionary tale for politicians pushing universal preschool


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