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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. Job Mobility and the Gender Wage Gap in Italy

      Emilia Del Bono and Daniela Vuri

    2. Older people: a gendered review and secondary analysis of the data

      Emilia Del Bono and Emanuela Sala

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

      Emilia Del Bono and Daniela Vuri

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

      Emilia Del Bono

    5. Cannabis policy: towards a cost-benefit analysis

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


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    1. Staying on: the best days of their lives will soon drag on a bit longer

    2. Staying on: the best days of their lives will soon drag on a bit longer

    3. School or training plan for all under-18s

    4. Speeding up return

    5. Benefits of free nursery education 'not lasting'

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