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Dr Birgitta Rabe Reader, University of Essex

Brabe
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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 31 - 45 of 63 in total

    1. The effect of school resources on test scores in England

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

    2. Examining home movers and how they impact on ownership and housebuilding

      Birgitta Rabe and Brian Green

    3. Who saves for retirement?

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

    4. Moving home: wishes, expectations, and reasons

      Birgitta Rabe

      1. Area Effects
      2. Migration
      3. Housing Market
    5. Who saves for retirement?

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

      1. Pensions
      2. Labour Market
      3. Savings And Assets
    6. Breastfeeding research

      Emilia Del Bono, Birgitta Rabe, Maria Iacovou, et al.

    7. Dual-earner migration. Earnings gains, employment and self-selection

      Birgitta Rabe

      1. Migration
      2. Labour Market
      3. Wages And Earnings
    8. Estimating the causal effects of breastfeeding on early child outcomes

      Emilia Del Bono and Birgitta Rabe

    9. Estimating the causal effects of breastfeeding on early child outcomes

      Emilia Del Bono and Birgitta Rabe

    10. Estimating the causal effects of breastfeeding on early child outcomes

      Emilia Del Bono and Birgitta Rabe

    11. Local environments

      Nick Buck and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Environmental Sociology
      2. Social Groups
      3. Area Effects
      4. Social Capital
    12. Geographical identifiers in Understanding Society Version 1

      Birgitta Rabe

      1. Geography
      2. Survey Methodology
    13. Inequality in pupils' educational attainment: how much do family, sibling type and neighbourhood matter?

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
    14. Residential mobility, quality of neighbourhood and life course events

      Birgitta Rabe and Mark P. Taylor

      1. Migration
      2. Life Course Analysis
    15. Inequality in pupils' educational attainment: how much do family, sibling type and neighbourhood matter?

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe


    Media

    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 74 in total

    1. Free school dinners ‘led to fall in childhood obesity rates’

    2. Good Ofsted rating can mean parents become complacent

    3. Why a good Ofsted report can be bad for GCSE results

    4. GCSE grades 'drop' after successful Ofsted inspections

    5. The negative impact of positive Ofsted ratings

    6. O brother, where art thou?

    7. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

    8. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

    9. A cautionary tale for politicians pushing universal preschool

    10. Evidence of free hours’ benefits is lacking

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

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

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

    14. Universal benefits? What effect does early education have on childhood development and career choices?

    15. Free nursery places have 'no educational benefit', research shows


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