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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. Examining home movers and how they impact on ownership and housebuilding

      Birgitta Rabe and Brian Green

    2. Moving home: wishes, expectations, and reasons

      Birgitta Rabe

      1. Area Effects
      2. Migration
      3. Housing Market
    3. Local environments

      Nick Buck and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Environmental Sociology
      2. Social Groups
      3. Area Effects
      4. Social Capital


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    1. Who saves for retirement?

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

    3. Coalition steps in to prop up housing market

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

    5. A nation of frustrated home-movers

    6. A nation of frustrated home-movers

    7. A nation of frustrated home-movers

    8. Breastfeeding - how to make the difference

    9. Employer contributions are key for pension savings

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

    11. Researchers claim to debunk women/pensions savings myth

    12. £1000 blow to your pay packet in just 2 years as cost of living soars and incomes are squeezed

    13. Real take-home pay 'sees 5% fall'

    14. On the move

    15. Data on statistics described by researchers at University of Essex

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    Micro-social change, surveys and data, tax and benefit microsimulation


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