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Birgitta Rabe Professor of Economics, University of Essex

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I am Professor of Economics at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, interested in applied research in education, family and labour economics. I am Co-Investigator of the ESRC Research Cente on Micro-social Change and of Understanding Society. Current and recent work includes:

  • Education and schools: effects of school resources, sibling spillover effects, interactions between school quality and parental investments
  • Childcare and maternal labour supply
  • Migration and residential mobility

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    Displaying all 10 publications

    1. University Access: the Role of Background and COVID-19 Throughout the Application Process

      Emilia Del Bono, Laura Fumagalli, Angus Holford, et al.

    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


    Displaying media publications 16 - 30 of 76 in total

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

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

    3. Free nursery places 'make no academic difference'

    4. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    5. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    6. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    7. 'Little impact' from nursery places

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

    9. Clever elder children spur on siblings

    10. Clever elder children spur on siblings

    11. Why being a younger sibling makes you more successful

    12. How firstborns can raise a sibling's game

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

    14. How firstborns can raise a sibling's game

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

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