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Dr Birgitta Rabe Senior Research Fellow, University of Essex

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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 all 10 publications

    1. 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
    2. Sibling spillover effects in school achievement

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Households
    3. School inputs and skills: complementarity and self-productivity

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Young People
      2. Education
      3. Finance
    4. Breastfeeding and child cognitive outcomes: evidence from a hospital-based breastfeeding support policy

      Emilia Del Bono and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Child Development
      2. Childbearing: Fertility
    5. The effect of school resources on test scores in England

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Finance
    6. Inequality in pupils' educational attainment: how much do family, sibling type and neighbourhood matter?

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
    7. Differences in opportunities? Wage, unemployment and house-price effects on migration

      Birgitta Rabe and Mark P. Taylor

      1. Migration
      2. Economics
    8. Residential mobility, neighbourhood quality and life-course events

      Birgitta Rabe and Mark P. Taylor

      1. Migration
      2. Life Course Analysis
    9. Occupational pensions, wages, and job mobility in Germany

      Birgitta Rabe

      1. Pensions
      2. Labour Market
    10. Dual-earner migration in Britain: earnings gains, employment, and self-selection

      Birgitta Rabe

      1. Migration
      2. Labour Market
      3. Wages And Earnings

    Media

    Displaying media publications 31 - 45 of 69 in total

    1. Free childcare for 3-year-olds: no long term benefits for child development

    2. Research questions value of free childcare for three-year-olds

    3. ESRC small grants are back, how can you win one?

    4. Greater Government support needed for breastfeeding

    5. Who saves for retirement?

    6. Why breast is best. With research indicating that breastfeeding could increase educational attainment, parents should more seriously consider infant nourishment

    7. Coalition steps in to prop up housing market

    8. Up to nine in ten people who want to move are stuck

    9. A nation of frustrated home-movers

    10. A nation of frustrated home-movers

    11. A nation of frustrated home-movers

    12. Breastfeeding - how to make the difference

    13. Employer contributions are key for pension savings

    14. Pensions: assessing the cost of auto-enrolment delay

    15. Researchers claim to debunk women/pensions savings myth


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