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Dr Birgitta Rabe Senior Research Fellow

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Email
brabe@essex.ac.uk
Telephone
01206 874594
Office
2N2.6.04 (Level 6)
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: breastfeeding; child care
  • Education and schools: effects of school resources; sibling spillover effects; school quality and parental investments
  • Child care and maternal labour supply
  • Migration and residential mobility

I was Principal Investigator of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded project “The effect of free childcare on maternal labour supply and child development". See http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ecoj.12374/pdf for a recent publication.

I am Topic Chamion for education, family and data linkage on Understanding Society. Linked education records for Understanding Society are available, see: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/data-releases


Publications

Displaying publications 1 - 15 of 53 in total

  1. 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
  2. School quality and parental investments into children

    Birgitta Rabe, Ellen Greaves, Imran Rasul, et al.

    1. Education
    2. Child Development
  3. Evaluating a demand-side approach to expanding free preschool education

    Jo Blanden, Emilia Del Bono, Kirstine Hansen, et al.

    1. Education
    2. Child Development
    3. Public Policy
    4. Caregiving
  4. The impact of free, universal pre-school education on maternal labour supply

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

    1. Education
    2. Child Development
    3. Labour Economics
    4. Public Policy
    5. Caregiving
  5. Clever elder children spur on siblings

    Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

  6. Spending it wisely: how can schools use their resources to help poorer puplis

    Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

    1. Education
    2. Economics
    3. Public Policy
  7. Sibling spillover effects in school achievement

    Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

    1. Education
    2. Child Development
    3. Households
  8. The impact of free, universal pre-school education on maternal labour supply

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

    1. Education
    2. Child Development
    3. Labour Economics
    4. Public Policy
    5. Caregiving
  9. Evaluating a demand-side approach to expanding free preschool education

    J. Blanden, Emilia Del Bono, K. Hansen, et al.

    1. Education
    2. Child Development
    3. Public Policy
    4. Caregiving
  10. The impact of free early education for 3 year olds in England

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

    1. Education
    2. Child Development
    3. Labour Economics
    4. Public Policy
    5. Caregiving
  11. School inputs and skills: complementarity and self-productivity

    Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

    1. Young People
    2. Education
    3. Finance
  12. School inputs and skills: complementarity and self-productivity

    Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

    1. Young People
    2. Education
    3. Finance
  13. Inequality in pupils' test scores: how much do family, sibling type and neighbourhood matter?

    Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

    1. Area Effects
    2. Education
    3. Child Development
  14. Understanding Society – a geographical profile of respondents

    Jakob Petersen and Birgitta Rabe

    1. Geography
    2. Demography
    3. Survey Methodology
  15. Productivity of school expenditure: Differences across pupils from diverse backgrounds

    Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe


Media

Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 66 in total

  1. A cautionary tale for politicians pushing universal preschool

  2. Evidence of free hours’ benefits is lacking

  3. Free nursery places at age three 'do not boost a child's education'

  4. Free childcare 'has made no improvement in primary school exam results', research shows

  5. Free pre-school education: evidence of the impact on child outcomes in primary school

  6. Universal benefits? What effect does early education have on childhood development and career choices?

  7. Free nursery places have 'no educational benefit', research shows

  8. Free nursery places 'make no academic difference'

  9. 'Little impact' from nursery places

  10. 'Little impact' from nursery places

  11. 'Little impact' from nursery places

  12. 'Little impact' from nursery places

  13. Research - report - Spending it wisely: how can schools use their resources to help poorer pupils?

  14. Clever elder children spur on siblings

  15. Clever elder children spur on siblings


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