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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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    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. We need to avert this polarisation of Britain

    2. Report predicts 15% drop in income

    3. Report predicts 15% drop in income

    4. End of decade living standards lower than 2008

    5. Come on you local councillors. Resist these cuts!

    6. PA headlines at 7am: report predicts 15% drop in income

    7. Living standards report shows bleak future of a divided Britain

    8. Labour's child poverty effort was exceptional, says Mike Brewer

    9. Child poverty gains at risk, says study

    10. Labour's effort to cut child poverty was exceptional

    11. This vilification campaign against the poor is so clever

    12. Tory vilification campaign against the poor is so clever

    13. If the Tories won't cut middle-class benefits...then they certainly shouldn't be planning a £25 billion raid on the poorest in Britain

    14. Why Gran is better than nursery at teaching a child to talk

    15. Children looked after by their grandparents often develop better than those put in nurseries


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