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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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    1. Clever elder children spur on siblings

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

    2. Breastfeeding research

      Emilia Del Bono, Birgitta Rabe, Maria Iacovou, et al.

    3. Cash for new breastfeeding study

      Emilia Del Bono, Maria Iacovou, and Birgitta Rabe

    4. Brestfeeding project most comprehensive study of its kind

      Emilia Del Bono, Maria Iacovou, and Birgitta Rabe


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    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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