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Emilia Del Bono Professor of Economics and Director of Research, University of Essex

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edelbono@essex.ac.uk
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01206 873569
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2N2.5B.06 (Level 5B)
Curriculum vitae

My current research agenda is focused on the nature, causes, and consequences of disparities in children’s human capital that lead to inequalities later on in life. This research revolves around three broad themes. The first concerns the extent to which maternal health behaviours shape the health and cognitive endowment of children, as well as the effect of differences in early health endowments on later outcomes. The second theme is related to the way in which differences in educational opportunities affect later educational attainment, labour market outcomes, and long-term life chances. The third theme is concerned with the analysis of the effects of parenting, and in particular maternal time inputs, on children’s cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes. My wider research interests also include work on family dynamics, fertility, and gender issues.


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    Publications

    Displaying publications 1 - 15 of 46 in total

    1. Early maternal time investment and early child outcomes

      Emilia Del Bono, Marco Francesconi, Yvonne Kelly, et al.

      1. Time Use
      2. Child Development
      3. Social Psychology
    2. 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
    3. The long-run effects of attending an elite school: evidence from the United Kingdom

      Damon Clark and Emilia Del Bono

      1. Education
      2. Life Course Analysis
    4. Fertility and economic instability: the role of unemployment and job displacement

      Emilia Del Bono, Andrea Weber, and Rudolf Winter-Ebmer

      1. Unemployment
      2. Childbearing: Fertility
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. The long-run effects of attending an elite school: evidence from the UK

      Damon Clark and Emilia Del Bono

      1. Education
      2. Life Course Analysis
    8. Fertility and economic instability: the role of unemployment and job displacement

      Emilia Del Bono, Andrea Weber, and Rudolf Winter-Ebmer

      1. Unemployment
      2. Childbearing: Fertility
    9. Seasonality in smoking behaviour: re-evaluating the effects of the 2005 public smoking ban in Italy

      Emilia Del Bono, Klaus Grunberger, and Daniela Vuri

      1. Public Policy
      2. Health
      3. Social Behaviour
    10. Legalization and regulation of cannabis

      Mark L. Bryan, Emilia Del Bono, and Stephen Pudney

    11. Licensing and regulation of the cannabis market in England and Wales: towards a cost-benefit analysis

      Mark L. Bryan, Emilia Del Bono, and Stephen Pudney

      1. Law And Legislation
      2. Economics
    12. Drug-related crime

      Mark L. Bryan, Emilia Del Bono, and Stephen Pudney

      1. Drug/Alcohol Abuse
      2. Crime And Justice
    13. Understanding the SES gradient in early child development: maternal work, home learning, and child care decisions

      Emilia Del Bono, Marco Francesconi, Yvonne Kelly, et al.

      1. Child Development
      2. Economics
      3. Social Stratification
    14. 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
    15. Clash of career and family: fertility decisions after job displacement

      Emilia Del Bono, Andrea Weber, and Rudolf Winter-Ebmer

      1. Labour Market
      2. Childbearing: Fertility

    Media

    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 125 in total

    1. Fun time with mom makes kids smarter

    2. Just half an hour a day with mum makes a child smarter

    3. Kids who spend just half an hour a day with their mums are smarter, more sociable and even do better at university

    4. Child's cognitive skills 'linked to time spent with mother'

    5. Child’s cognitive skills linked to time spent with mother

    6. A cautionary tale for politicians pushing universal preschool

    7. Evidence of free hours’ benefits is lacking

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

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

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

    11. Cannabis legalisation worth millions - government report

    12. Legalising cannabis would raise millions in tax, says government study

    13. Leaked Treasury report reveals legalised cannabis could be worth hundreds of millions to the Exchequer

    14. Legalising cannabis in the UK 'would raise hundreds of millions'

    15. Treasury makes financial case for legalising drugs


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