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Professor Mike Brewer Director of MiSoC

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Email
mbrewer@essex.ac.uk
Telephone
01206 873374
Office
2N2.5A.11

Curriculum vitae


Research Interests

  • labour economics, and especially evaluating the impact of labour market or welfare interventions
  • inequality, poverty and measuring household living standards

  • microsimulation and labour supply modelling, especially of families with children

  • dynamics of family formation, and impacts of parental separation

Mike's main research interests are in how welfare benefits, labour market programmes, childcare provision and the tax system affects decisions made by households. He is also interested in poverty and inequality, and ways of measuring household living standards. He has been a long-time proponent of a simpler and more integrated welfare system, and his work on an integrated benefit system has been acknowledged as having informed current government policy.

View Mike's earlier publications


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    Publications

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    1. Can’t work or won’t work: quasi-experimental evidence on work search requirements for single parents

      Silvia Avram, Mike Brewer, and Andrea Salvatori

      1. Disability
      2. Labour Market
      3. Unemployment
      4. Childbearing: Fertility
      5. Welfare Benefits
    2. Accounting for changes in income inequality: decomposition analyses for the UK, 1978-2008

      Mike Brewer and Liam Wren-Lewis

      1. Income Dynamics
      2. Wages And Earnings
    3. Separation effects: do women and children fare the worst financially after family separation?

      Mike Brewer and Alita Nandi

    4. New ways of measuring poverty - Professor Mike Brewer describes ISER’s innovative approaches to analysing poverty data

      Mike Brewer

    5. Family instability throughout childhood: new estimates from the British Household Panel Survey and Understanding Society

      Mike Brewer and Alita Nandi

      1. Social Change
      2. Young People
      3. Family Formation And Dissolution
    6. Why doesn’t a higher minimum wage help the poor more?

      Mike Brewer and Paola De Agostini

    7. Credit where taxes are due: reducing wage subsidies would hurt workers more than their employers

      Mike Brewer and James Browne

    8. Free childcare pledge needs full funding, experts warn

      Mike Brewer

    9. New ways of looking at poverty

      Mike Brewer

      1. Poverty
      2. Research
    10. Why are households that report the lowest incomes so well-off?

      Mike Brewer, Ben Etheridge, and Cormac O'Dea

      1. Poverty
      2. Living Standards
      3. Household Economics
    11. The impact of free, universal pre-school education on maternal labour supply

      Mike Brewer, Sarah Cattan, Claire Crawford, et al.

      1. Education
      2. Child Development
      3. Labour Economics
      4. Public Policy
      5. Caregiving
    12. Free nursery places have 'no educational benefit', research shows

      Jo Blanden, Emilia Del Bono, Kirstine Hansen, et al.

    13. Free nursery places 'make no academic difference'

      Jo Blanden, Emilia Del Bono, Kirstine Hansen, et al.

    14. 'Little impact' from nursery places

      Jo Blanden, Emilia Del Bono, Kirstine Hansen, et al.

    15. 'Little impact' from nursery places

      Jo Blanden, Emilia Del Bono, Kirstine Hansen, et al.


    Media

    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 104 in total

    1. Separation effects: do women and children fare the worst financially after family separation?

    2. New ways of measuring poverty - Professor Mike Brewer describes ISER’s innovative approaches to analysing poverty data

    3. Why doesn’t a higher minimum wage help the poor more?

    4. Credit where taxes are due: reducing wage subsidies would hurt workers more than their employers

    5. Free childcare pledge needs full funding, experts warn

    6. Free nursery places have 'no educational benefit', research shows

    7. Free nursery places 'make no academic difference'

    8. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    9. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    10. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    11. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    12. Universal credit flaws make shorter hours better for some, says review

    13. Universal Credit ‘risks substantial cost to taxpayer’

    14. Free childcare for 3 year olds: no long term benefits for child development

    15. England’s free nursery places deliver no long-term benefits, say studies


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