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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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    Publications

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    1. Improving the measurement of income and spending in surveys

      Mike Brewer

      1. Survey Methodology
      2. Household Economics
      3. Finance
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. Why are households that report the lowest incomes so well-off?

      Mike Brewer, Ben Etheridge, and Cormac O'Dea

    5. Starting school and leaving welfare: the impact of public education on lone parents’ welfare receipt

      Mike Brewer and Claire Crawford

    6. The short and longer term impacts of the recession on the UK income distribution

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, Robert Joyce, et al.


    Media

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    1. Mothers and children suffer the most in family breakups, research suggests

    2. Women and children hit hardest by relationship break-ups as it is revealed that one in five single mothers fall into poverty after splitting with their partner

    3. Independence: experts to offer welfare proposals

    4. Experts to publish recommendations for independent welfare system

    5. Government responds to Welfare Report

    6. Call for 'fairer' welfare system

    7. Scottish independence: carers could get more money post-Yes

    8. Still not half way there yet on planned spending cuts

    9. Economic recovery: 'end in sight' for austerity

    10. No clear political winners in IFS economic analysis

    11. Osborne 'faces big cuts challenge'

    12. Opinion: who will the recession hurt most?

    13. Universal credit pushes poor single parents into further poverty: new study for Gingerbread

    14. Working single parents will be worse off under universal credit

    15. Working single parents will be 'biggest losers' under universal credit


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