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Dr Birgitta Rabe Senior Research Fellow, University of Essex

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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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    Displaying all 8 publications

    1. The effect of school spending on student achievement: addressing biases in value-added models

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Economics
    2. 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
    3. Inequality in pupils' test scores: how much do family, sibling type and neighbourhood matter?

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Area Effects
      2. Education
      3. Child Development
    4. Differences in opportunities? Wage, employment and house-price effects on migration

      Birgitta Rabe and Mark P. Taylor

      1. Migration
      2. Economics
    5. Dual-earner migration. Earnings gains, employment and self-selection

      Birgitta Rabe

      1. Migration
      2. Labour Market
      3. Wages And Earnings
    6. Residential mobility, quality of neighbourhood and life course events

      Birgitta Rabe and Mark P. Taylor

      1. Migration
      2. Life Course Analysis
    7. Occupational pensions, wages and job mobility in Germany

      Birgitta Rabe

      1. Pensions
      2. Labour Market
    8. The role of firm pensions for job change in Germany

      Birgitta Rabe


    Displaying media publications 61 - 69 of 69 in total

    1. New breastfeeding study

    2. Essex team looks at breastfeeding legacy

    3. On the matter of mother's milk

    4. Breastfeeding research: most comprehensive study of its kind

    5. Funding for study into benefits of breastfeeding

    6. Breastfeeding research: most comprehensive study of its kind

    7. Breastfeeding research: most comprehensive study of its kind

    8. New study will look at effects of breastfeeding on children, mothers and employers

    9. Benefits of free nursery education 'not lasting'

    Centres and surveys

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


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