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Dr Birgitta Rabe Reader, University of Essex

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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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    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. A nation of frustrated home-movers

    2. Breastfeeding - how to make the difference

    3. Employer contributions are key for pension savings

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

    5. Researchers claim to debunk women/pensions savings myth

    6. £1000 blow to your pay packet in just 2 years as cost of living soars and incomes are squeezed

    7. Real take-home pay 'sees 5% fall'

    8. On the move

    9. Data on statistics described by researchers at University of Essex

    10. Data on statistics described by researchers at University of Essex

    11. Data on statistics described by researchers at University of Essex

    12. Research looks into what makes people move

    13. To move or not to move, it's up to her

    14. Women call shots on moving house

    15. Women hold sway on house move decisions

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


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