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Dr Birgitta Rabe Senior Research Fellow, 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 58 in total

    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. Linked education data

      Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Research
      3. Surveys
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. School quality and parental investments into children

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

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. Clever elder children spur on siblings

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

    11. 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
    12. Sibling spillover effects in school achievement

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Households
    13. 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
    14. 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
    15. 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

    Media

    Displaying media publications 31 - 45 of 69 in total

    1. Free childcare for 3-year-olds: no long term benefits for child development

    2. Research questions value of free childcare for three-year-olds

    3. ESRC small grants are back, how can you win one?

    4. Greater Government support needed for breastfeeding

    5. Who saves for retirement?

    6. Why breast is best. With research indicating that breastfeeding could increase educational attainment, parents should more seriously consider infant nourishment

    7. Coalition steps in to prop up housing market

    8. Up to nine in ten people who want to move are stuck

    9. A nation of frustrated home-movers

    10. A nation of frustrated home-movers

    11. A nation of frustrated home-movers

    12. Breastfeeding - how to make the difference

    13. Employer contributions are key for pension savings

    14. Pensions: assessing the cost of auto-enrolment delay

    15. Researchers claim to debunk women/pensions savings myth


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