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Dr Birgitta Rabe Senior Research Fellow, University of Essex

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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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    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. 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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