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

Emilia del bono
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edelbono@essex.ac.uk
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01206 873569
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2N2.5B.06
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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    Displaying all 14 publications

    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. Drug-related crime

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

      1. Drug/Alcohol Abuse
      2. Crime And Justice
    5. 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
    6. Does breastfeeding support at work help mothers and employers at the same time?

      Emilia Del Bono and Chiara Pronzato

      1. Labour Market
      2. Childbearing: Fertility
    7. Health information and health outcomes: an application of the regression discontinuity design to the 1995 UK contraceptive pill scare case

      Emilia Del Bono, Marco Francesconi, and Nicky G. Best

      1. Childbearing: Fertility
      2. Health
    8. Birth weight and the dynamics of early cognitive and behavioural development

      Emilia Del Bono and John Ermisch

    9. Intrafamily resource allocations: a dynamic model of birth weight

      Emilia Del Bono, John Ermisch, and Marco Francesconi

      1. Child Development
      2. Childbearing: Fertility
      3. Health
    10. Clash of career and family: fertility decisions after job displacement

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

      1. Labour Market
      2. Family Formation And Dissolution
    11. Gender, older people and social exclusion: a gendered review and secondary analysis of the data

      Emilia Del Bono, Emanuela Sala, Ruth Hancock, et al.

      1. Older People
      2. Social Inclusion
    12. Is it the way she moves? New evidence on the gender wage growth gap in the early careers

      Emilia Del Bono and Daniela Vuri

    13. The long term impacts of compulsory schooling: evidence from a natural experiment in school leaving dates

      Emilia Del Bono and Fernando Galindo-Rueda

    14. Do wages compensate for anticipated working time restrictions? Evidence from seasonal employment in Austria

      Emilia Del Bono and Andrea Weber


    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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