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Dr Birgitta Rabe Reader, University of Essex

Brabe
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brabe@essex.ac.uk
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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 63 in total

    1. Briefing note COVID-19 survey: home schooling

      Michaela Benzeval, Magda Borkowska, Jonathan Burton, et al.

      1. Information And Communication Technologies
      2. Time Use
      3. Young People
      4. Education
      5. Child Development
      6. Households
      7. Household Economics
      8. Health
      9. Covid 19
    2. Going universal - the impact of free school lunches on child body weight outcomes

      Angus Holford and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Public Policy
      4. Health
    3. Sibling spillover effects in school achievement

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Households
    4. How did universal infant free school meals affect children's bodyweight?

      Angus Holford and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Public Policy
      4. Health
    5. Parental responses to information about school quality: evidence from linked survey and administrative data

      Ellen Greaves, Iftikhar Hussain, Birgitta Rabe, et al.

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Households
      4. Economics
      5. Public Policy
    6. The effect of school spending on student achievement: addressing biases in value-added models

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Economics
    7. Linked education data

      Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Research
      3. Surveys
    8. Free childcare and parents’ labour supply: is more better?

      Mike Brewer, Sarah Cattan, Claire Crawford, et al.

      1. Education
      2. Labour Market
      3. Public Policy
      4. Household Economics
      5. Caregiving
    9. Does free childcare help parents work?

      Mike Brewer, Sarah Cattan, Claire Crawford, et al.

      1. Education
      2. Labour Market
      3. Public Policy
      4. Household Economics
      5. Caregiving
    10. Free childcare and parents’ labour supply: is more better?

      Mike Brewer, Sarah Cattan, Claire Crawford, et al.

      1. Education
      2. Labour Market
      3. Public Policy
      4. Household Economics
      5. Caregiving
    11. Universal pre-school education: the case of public funding with private provision

      Jo Blanden, Emilia Del Bono, Sandra McNally, et al.

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Economics
    12. School quality and parental investments into children

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

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
    13. 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
    14. 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
    15. Clever elder children spur on siblings

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe


    Media

    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 74 in total

    1. Free school dinners ‘led to fall in childhood obesity rates’

    2. Good Ofsted rating can mean parents become complacent

    3. Why a good Ofsted report can be bad for GCSE results

    4. GCSE grades 'drop' after successful Ofsted inspections

    5. The negative impact of positive Ofsted ratings

    6. O brother, where art thou?

    7. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

    8. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

    9. A cautionary tale for politicians pushing universal preschool

    10. Evidence of free hours’ benefits is lacking

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

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

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

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

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


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