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Professor Mike Brewer Director of MiSoC, University of Essex

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Email
mbrewer@essex.ac.uk
Telephone
01206 873374
Office
2N2.5A.11
Personal homepage
https://mikebrewereconomics.com/

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.

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    Publications

    Displaying publications 16 - 30 of 84 in total

    1. Lone parents, time-limited in-work credits and the dynamics of work and welfare

      Mike Brewer and Jonathan Cribb

      1. Labour Market
      2. Public Policy
      3. Welfare Benefits
    2. Refining the bootstrap methodology for HBAI statistics

      Mike Brewer, Olga Gdula, and Robert Joyce

      1. Statistical Mathematics
      2. Poverty
      3. Income Dynamics
      4. Surveys
    3. Free childcare and parents’ labour supply: is more better?

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

      1. Education
      2. Labour Market
      3. Public Policy
      4. Household Economics
      5. Caregiving
    4. Does free childcare help parents work?

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

      1. Education
      2. Labour Market
      3. Public Policy
      4. Household Economics
      5. Caregiving
    5. Free childcare and parents’ labour supply: is more better?

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

      1. Education
      2. Labour Market
      3. Public Policy
      4. Household Economics
      5. Caregiving
    6. Lone parents, time-limited in-work credits and the dynamics of work and welfare

      Mike Brewer and Jonathan Cribb

      1. Labour Market
      2. Public Policy
      3. Welfare Benefits
    7. Family instability throughout childhood: building a more detailed picture

      Mike Brewer, Alita Nandi, Seetha Menon, et al.

      1. Lone Parents
      2. Young People
      3. Households
      4. Family Formation And Dissolution
      5. Life Course Analysis
    8. The role of the UK tax system in an anti-poverty strategy: economic principles and practical reforms

      Mike Brewer and Ricky Kanabar

      1. Economics
      2. Poverty
      3. Taxation
    9. 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
    10. 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
    11. 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
    12. Family instability throughout childhood: new estimates from the British Household Panel Survey and Understanding Society

      Mike Brewer and Alita Nandi

      1. Lone Parents
      2. Social Change
      3. Young People
      4. Family Formation And Dissolution
    13. New ways of looking at poverty

      Mike Brewer

      1. Poverty
      2. Research
    14. 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
    15. Credit where it’s due? Assessing the benefits and risks of Universal Credit. Interim report of the Resolution Foundation expert panel review of UC

      Vidhya Alakeson, Mike Brewer, and David Finch

      1. Public Policy
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Government

    Media

    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 115 in total

    1. Almost two million adults will be £1,000 a year worse off under Universal Credit

    2. Universal credit to see 1.9 million people lose more than £1,000 per year, IFS finds

    3. Millions of claimants ‘will be poorer under universal credit’

    4. Almost 2m people will lose £1,000 a year with universal credit – study

    5. Universal Credit set to leave 1.9million people worse off by £1,000 a year

    6. Childcare: do UK parents pay the most in the world?

    7. Six-week wait for universal credit set to be reduced

    8. Why are more men filing for divorce than ever before?

    9. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

    10. 30 hours of free childcare likely to boost parental employment only slightly

    11. The role of the UK tax system in an anti-poverty strategy: new ISER report commissioned by JRF

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

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

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

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


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