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Emilia Del Bono Director of MiSoC, University of Essex

Emilia del bono
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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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    1. Legalization and regulation of cannabis

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

    2. Breastfeeding research

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

    3. Inequality in pre-school children

      Yvonne Kelly, Amanda Sacker, Emilia Del Bono, et al.

    4. Cash for new breastfeeding study

      Emilia Del Bono, Maria Iacovou, and Birgitta Rabe

    5. Brestfeeding project most comprehensive study of its kind

      Emilia Del Bono, Maria Iacovou, and Birgitta Rabe


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    1. Arguments that it would be better to see money from cannabis sales go towards schools and hospitals rather than into drug dealers' pockets are persuasive

    2. The costs and benefits of a licensed, taxed and regulated cannabis market

    3. Spliffs and butts: it is high time for a new debate on drug policy but politicians remain wary

    4. Taxing legalised cannabis could cut deficit by £1.25 billion

    5. Cannabis legalisation could see use rise but potency fall

    6. Legalising cannabis could bring in £1.25bn

    7. How cannabis could cut deficit by £1.25bn

    8. Deficit 'could be cut by £1.25bn if cannabis was legalised and taxed'

    9. Legalising cannabis: the £1.25bn tax benefit;

    10. Legalising cannabis: £1.25bn tax benefit - without necessarily damaging public health

    11. Decriminalization of cannabis can reduce deficit by £1.25bn

    12. Making cannabis legal without spoiling public health could help ease deficit

    13. Cannabis tax 'worth £1.25bn'

    14. Weed tax 'bonanza'

    15. Weed tax 'bonanza'

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