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Dr Birgitta Rabe Senior Research Fellow, 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 21 in total

    1. Linked education data

      Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Research
      3. Surveys
    2. School quality and parental investments into children

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

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. Productivity of school expenditure: Differences across pupils from diverse backgrounds

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

    6. Who saves for retirement?

      Mark L. Bryan, Birgitta Rabe, James Lloyd, et al.

    7. The effect of school resources on test scores in England

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

    8. Who saves for retirement?

      Mark L. Bryan, Birgitta Rabe, James Lloyd, et al.

    9. Estimating the causal effects of breastfeeding on early child outcomes

      Emilia Del Bono and Birgitta Rabe

    10. Estimating the causal effects of breastfeeding on early child outcomes

      Emilia Del Bono and Birgitta Rabe

    11. Estimating the causal effects of breastfeeding on early child outcomes

      Emilia Del Bono and Birgitta Rabe

    12. Inequality in pupils' educational attainment: how much do family, sibling type and neighbourhood matter?

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

    13. Differences in Opportunities? Wage, unemployment, and house-price effects on migration

      Birgitta Rabe and Mark P. Taylor

    14. Differences in Opportunities? Wage, unemployment, and house-price effects on migration

      Birgitta Rabe and Mark P. Taylor

    15. Differences in opportunities? Wage, unemployment and house-price effects on migration

      Birgitta Rabe and Mark P. Taylor

      1. Migration
      2. Housing Market

    Media

    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 69 in total

    1. O brother, where art thou?

    2. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

    3. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

    4. A cautionary tale for politicians pushing universal preschool

    5. Evidence of free hours’ benefits is lacking

    6. Free nursery places at age three 'do not boost a child's education'

    7. Free childcare 'has made no improvement in primary school exam results', research shows

    8. Free pre-school education: evidence of the impact on child outcomes in primary school

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

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

    11. Free nursery places 'make no academic difference'

    12. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    13. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    14. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    15. 'Little impact' from nursery places


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