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Dr Birgitta Rabe Reader, 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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    1. Examining home movers and how they impact on ownership and housebuilding

      Birgitta Rabe and Brian Green

    2. Moving home: wishes, expectations, and reasons

      Birgitta Rabe

      1. Area Effects
      2. Migration
      3. Housing Market
    3. Local environments

      Nick Buck and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Environmental Sociology
      2. Social Groups
      3. Area Effects
      4. Social Capital


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    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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