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Dr Birgitta Rabe Senior Research Fellow, University of Essex

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Email
brabe@essex.ac.uk
Telephone
01206 874594
Office
2N2.6.04 (Level 6)
Personal homepage
https://sites.google.com/view/birgitta-rabe/
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.


Latest Blog Posts


    Publications

    Displaying publications 1 - 15 of 58 in total

    1. The effect of school spending on student achievement: addressing biases in value-added models

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Economics
    2. Linked education data

      Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Research
      3. Surveys
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. School quality and parental investments into children

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

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. Clever elder children spur on siblings

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

    11. 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
    12. Sibling spillover effects in school achievement

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Households
    13. 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
    14. 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
    15. 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

    Media

    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 69 in total

    1. O brother, where art thou?

    2. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

    3. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

    4. A cautionary tale for politicians pushing universal preschool

    5. Evidence of free hours’ benefits is lacking

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

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

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

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

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

    11. Free nursery places 'make no academic difference'

    12. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    13. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    14. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    15. 'Little impact' from nursery places


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