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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/

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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    1. 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
    2. New ways of looking at poverty

      Mike Brewer

      1. Poverty
      2. Research
    3. State support for early childhood education and care in England

      Mike Brewer, Sarah Cattan, and Claire Crawford

      1. Childbearing: Fertility
      2. Social Policy
      3. Caregiving
    4. The impact of LHA reforms on entitlements, rents and property type for new claimants

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, Carl Emmerson, et al.

      1. Public Policy
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Housing Market
    5. Benefit integration in the UK: an ex ante analysis of Universal Credit

      Mike Brewer

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Taxation
    6. Child poverty and financial support for children

      Mike Brewer

      1. Young People
      2. Poverty
      3. Welfare Benefits
    7. Withdrawing Child Benefit from better-off families: are there better options?

      Mike Brewer and Robert Joyce

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Taxation

    Media

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    1. Free childcare pledge needs full funding, experts warn

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

    3. Free nursery places 'make no academic difference'

    4. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    5. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    6. 'Little impact' from nursery places

    7. 'Little impact' from nursery places

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

    9. Universal Credit ‘risks substantial cost to taxpayer’

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

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

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

    13. Why free childcare is not helping many mums back to work

    14. Women & children hit hardest by relationship break-ups

    15. Mothers and children suffer the most in family breakups


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