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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
Office
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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    Publications

    Displaying publications 16 - 30 of 50 in total

    1. Drug-related crime

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

      1. Drug/Alcohol Abuse
      2. Crime And Justice
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. Inequality in achievements during adolescence

      John Ermisch and Emilia Del Bono

      1. Young People
      2. Education
      3. Social Mobility
    7. 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
    8. Breastfeeding research

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

    9. 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
    10. Inequality in pre-school children

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

    11. 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
    12. Estimating the causal effects of breastfeeding on early child outcomes

      Emilia Del Bono and Birgitta Rabe

    13. Estimating the causal effects of breastfeeding on early child outcomes

      Emilia Del Bono and Birgitta Rabe

    14. Estimating the causal effects of breastfeeding on early child outcomes

      Emilia Del Bono and Birgitta Rabe

    15. Job mobility and the gender wage gap in Italy

      Emilia Del Bono and Daniela Vuri

      1. Labour Economics
      2. Wages And Earnings

    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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