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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.


Latest Blog Posts


    Publications

    Displaying publications 31 - 45 of 60 in total

    1. Moving home: wishes, expectations, and reasons

      Birgitta Rabe

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

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

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

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

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

      Birgitta Rabe

      1. Migration
      2. Labour Market
      3. Wages And Earnings
    5. Local environments

      Nick Buck and Birgitta Rabe

      1. Environmental Sociology
      2. Social Groups
      3. Area Effects
      4. Social Capital
    6. Estimating the causal effects of breastfeeding on early child outcomes

      Emilia Del Bono and Birgitta Rabe

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

      Emilia Del Bono and Birgitta Rabe

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

      Emilia Del Bono and Birgitta Rabe

    9. Geographical identifiers in Understanding Society Version 1

      Birgitta Rabe

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

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

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

      Birgitta Rabe and Mark P. Taylor

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

      Cheti Nicoletti and Birgitta Rabe

    13. Differences in opportunities? Wage, unemployment and house-price effects on migration

      Birgitta Rabe and Mark P. Taylor

      1. Migration
      2. Economics
    14. Residential mobility, neighbourhood quality and life-course events

      Birgitta Rabe and Mark P. Taylor

      1. Migration
      2. Life Course Analysis
    15. Differences in Opportunities? Wage, unemployment, and house-price effects on migration

      Birgitta Rabe and Mark P. Taylor


    Media

    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 73 in total

    1. Good Ofsted rating can mean parents become complacent

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

    3. GCSE grades 'drop' after successful Ofsted inspections

    4. The negative impact of positive Ofsted ratings

    5. O brother, where art thou?

    6. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

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

    8. A cautionary tale for politicians pushing universal preschool

    9. Evidence of free hours’ benefits is lacking

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

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

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

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

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

    15. Free nursery places 'make no academic difference'


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