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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. Student preferences over fees, grants and loans

      Adeline Delavande, Emilia Del Bono, and Angus Holford

      1. Economics
      2. Public Policy
      3. Debt: Indebtedness
      4. Finance
      5. Higher Education
    2. What explains ethnic and SES gaps in degree class and dropout?

      Emilia Del Bono and Angus Holford

      1. Ethnic Groups
      2. Social Stratification
      3. Higher Education
    3. Student preferences over fees, grants and loans

      Adeline Delavande, Emilia Del Bono, and Angus Holford

      1. Debt: Indebtedness
      2. Finance
      3. Higher Education
    4. 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
    5. 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


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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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