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

Emilia del bono
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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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    1. 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
    2. Older people: a gendered review and secondary analysis of the data

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

    3. Pre-Marital Fertility and Labour Market Opportunities: Evidence from the 1970 British Cohort Study

      Emilia Del Bono


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    1. Working late in pregnancy may affect baby's weight

    2. Mothers working in 9th month have babies with lower birth weight

    3. Heavily pregnant women should avoid working

    4. Stress can be taxing for heavily pregnant women

    5. Working during the late stages of pregnancy affects children, study

    6. Working 'as bad as smoking' for mums

    7. Working after eight months of pregnancy may be just as harmful as smoking

    8. Working is bad for baby

    9. Working in late stages of pregnancy is as bad as smoking, new research claim

    10. Working after 8 months of pregnancy as harmful for babies as smoking

    11. Mothers who work late into pregnancy have smaller babies

    12. Cost for mothers who work late into pregnancy: smaller babies

    13. Work after eight months of pregnancy is as harmful as smoking, study finds

    14. Longer work 'lowers birth weight'

    15. Cost for mothers who work late into pregnancy: smaller babies

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