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Emilia Del Bono Director of MiSoC, 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. Smoking behaviour and individual well-being: a fresh look at the effects of the 2005 public smoking ban in Italy

      Emilia Del Bono and Daniela Vuri

      1. Public Policy
      2. Health
      3. Social Behaviour
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. Intrafamily resource allocations: a dynamic structural model of birth weight

      Emilia Del Bono, John Ermisch, and Marco Francesconi

      1. Child Development
      2. Childbearing: Fertility
      3. Health
    8. What role for the home learning environment and parenting in reducing the socioeconomic gradient in child development? Findings from the Millennium Cohort Study

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

      1. Child Development
      2. Income Dynamics
    9. Job mobility and the gender wage gap in Italy

      Emilia Del Bono and Daniela Vuri

      1. Labour Economics
      2. Wages And Earnings
    10. Elderly carers in the UK: are there really gender differences? New analysis of the Individual Sample of Anonymised Records from the 2001 UK Census

      Emilia Del Bono, Ruth Hancock, and Emanuela Sala

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

      Emilia Del Bono and Andrea Weber

    12. New mothers' labour force participation in Italy: the role of job characteristics

      Emilia Del Bono and Daniela Vuri


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    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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