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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 16 - 30 of 63 in total

    1. Spending it wisely: how can schools use their resources to help poorer puplis

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Economics
      3. Public Policy
    2. Sibling spillover effects in school achievement

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Households
    3. 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
    4. Evaluating a demand-side approach to expanding free preschool education

      J. Blanden, Emilia Del Bono, K. Hansen, et al.

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Public Policy
      4. Caregiving
    5. The impact of free early education for 3 year olds in England

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

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Labour Economics
      4. Public Policy
      5. Caregiving
    6. School inputs and skills: complementarity and self-productivity

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Young People
      2. Education
      3. Finance
    7. School inputs and skills: complementarity and self-productivity

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Young People
      2. Education
      3. Finance
    8. 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
    9. Understanding Society – a geographical profile of respondents

      Jakob Petersen and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Geography
      2. Demography
      3. Survey Methodology
    10. Productivity of school expenditure: Differences across pupils from diverse backgrounds

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

    11. Differences in opportunities? Wage, employment and house-price effects on migration

      Birgitta Rabe and Mark P. Taylor

      1. Migration
      2. Economics
    12. Breastfeeding and child cognitive outcomes: evidence from a hospital-based breastfeeding support policy

      Emilia Del Bono and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Child Development
      2. Childbearing: Fertility
    13. The effect of school resources on test scores in England

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Finance
    14. The effect of school resources on test scores in England

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Finance
    15. Who saves for retirement?

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


    Media

    Displaying media publications 16 - 30 of 74 in total

    1. Free nursery places 'make no academic difference'

    2. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    3. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    4. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    5. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    6. Research - report - Spending it wisely: how can schools use their resources to help poorer pupils?

    7. Clever elder children spur on siblings

    8. Clever elder children spur on siblings

    9. Why being a younger sibling makes you more successful

    10. How firstborns can raise a sibling's game

    11. Firstborns' exam success can help boost their younger siblings performance by forcing them to raise their game thanks to a spillover effect says study

    12. How firstborns can raise a sibling's game

    13. Poor bright girls left behind in class, school spending study shows

    14. Funding for poorer pupils helps more boys than girls, study shows

    15. Funding for poorer pupils helps more boys than girls, study shows


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