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Birgitta Rabe Professor of Economics, University of Essex

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Curriculum vitae

Research Interests

I am Professor of Economics at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, interested in applied research in education, family and labour economics. I am Co-Investigator of the ESRC Research Cente on Micro-social Change and of Understanding Society. Current and recent work includes:

  • Education and schools: effects of school resources, sibling spillover effects, interactions between school quality and parental investments
  • Childcare and maternal labour supply
  • Migration and residential mobility


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    Publications

    Displaying publications 16 - 30 of 66 in total

    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. Clever elder children spur on siblings

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

    4. 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
    5. Sibling spillover effects in school achievement

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Households
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. School inputs and skills: complementarity and self-productivity

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

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

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Young People
      2. Education
      3. Finance
    11. 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
    12. Understanding Society – a geographical profile of respondents

      Jakob Petersen and Birgitta Rabe

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

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

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

      Birgitta Rabe and Mark P. Taylor

      1. Migration
      2. Economics
    15. 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

    Media

    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 76 in total

    1. New evidence shows how school closures hit children’s mental health hard

      1. Psychology
      2. Young People
      3. Education
      4. Child Development
      5. Public Policy
      6. Well Being
      7. Health
      8. Life Course Analysis
      9. Covid 19
    2. Children will need further help with mental health despite return of schools, study warns

      1. Psychology
      2. Young People
      3. Education
      4. Child Development
      5. Public Policy
      6. Well Being
      7. Health
      8. Life Course Analysis
      9. Covid 19
    3. Stressed pupils 'are more likely to bully and fight': Teachers could face an increase in bad behaviour in class after effect of pandemic on children's mental health, study warns

      1. Psychology
      2. Young People
      3. Education
      4. Child Development
      5. Public Policy
      6. Well Being
      7. Health
      8. Life Course Analysis
      9. Covid 19
    4. Back to school: 'It's nice to see my friends'

      1. Psychology
      2. Young People
      3. Education
      4. Child Development
      5. Public Policy
      6. Well Being
      7. Health
      8. Life Course Analysis
      9. Covid 19
    5. Schools return in England: Boris Johnson hails first steps to freedom

      1. Psychology
      2. Young People
      3. Education
      4. Child Development
      5. Public Policy
      6. Well Being
      7. Health
      8. Life Course Analysis
      9. Covid 19
    6. School closures negatively affected children's mental health, research suggests

      1. Psychology
      2. Young People
      3. Education
      4. Child Development
      5. Public Policy
      6. Well Being
      7. Health
      8. Life Course Analysis
      9. Covid 19
    7. Free school dinners ‘led to fall in childhood obesity rates’

    8. O brother, where art thou?

    9. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

    10. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

    11. A cautionary tale for politicians pushing universal preschool

    12. Evidence of free hours’ benefits is lacking

    13. Free nursery places at age three 'do not boost a child's education'

    14. Free childcare 'has made no improvement in primary school exam results', research shows

    15. Free pre-school education: evidence of the impact on child outcomes in primary school


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