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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. Understanding Society – a geographical profile of respondents

      Jakob Petersen and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Geography
      2. Demography
      3. Survey Methodology
    2. Geographical identifiers in Understanding Society Version 1

      Birgitta Rabe

      1. Geography
      2. Survey Methodology
    3. Understanding Society. Some preliminary results from the Wave 1 Innovation Panel

      Jonathan Burton, Heather Laurie, S.C. Noah Uhrig, et al.


    Displaying media publications 31 - 45 of 76 in total

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

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

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

    4. Research resources report: evaluating a demand-side approach to expanding free pre-school education

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

    6. Benefits of free nursery education 'not lasting'

    7. England’s free nursery places deliver no long-term benefits, say studies

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

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

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

    11. Greater Government support needed for breastfeeding

    12. Who saves for retirement?

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

    14. Coalition steps in to prop up housing market

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

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