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Dr Birgitta Rabe Reader, University of Essex

Brabe
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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 63 in total

    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. Sibling spillover effects in school achievement

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

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

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Economics
    7. Linked education data

      Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Research
      3. Surveys
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. 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
    11. 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
    12. School quality and parental investments into children

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

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
    13. 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
    14. 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
    15. Clever elder children spur on siblings

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe


    Media

    Displaying media publications 16 - 30 of 74 in total

    1. Free nursery places 'make no academic difference'

    2. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    3. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    4. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    5. 'Little impact' from nursery places

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

    7. Clever elder children spur on siblings

    8. Clever elder children spur on siblings

    9. Why being a younger sibling makes you more successful

    10. How firstborns can raise a sibling's game

    11. Firstborns' exam success can help boost their younger siblings performance by forcing them to raise their game thanks to a spillover effect says study

    12. How firstborns can raise a sibling's game

    13. Poor bright girls left behind in class, school spending study shows

    14. Funding for poorer pupils helps more boys than girls, study shows

    15. Funding for poorer pupils helps more boys than girls, study shows


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