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Dr Birgitta Rabe

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Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
Dr Birgitta Rabe
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    +44 (0) 1206 874594

  • Location

    2N2.6.04, Colchester Campus

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Biography

I am an economist at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, interested in applied research in education, family and labour economics . Some of my current and recent work includes - Early child development: the effect of breastfeeding on cognitive child outcomes; free child care and child attainment - Education and schools: effects of school resources on school attainment; sibling spillover effects in school achievement; interactions between school quality and parental investments - Child care and maternal labour supply - Migration and residential mobility I am Topic Champion for education on Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study

Qualifications

  • PhD Political Science and Economics Free University of Berlin,

  • MA Economics Free University of Berlin,

Appointments

Other academic

  • Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex (2013 - present)

  • Research Fellow, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex (2009 - 2013)

  • Post-doc, Dept. of Economics, Ruhr University Bochum (2005 - 2006)

  • Post-doc, Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (2001 - 2003)

  • Senior Research Officer, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex (2007 - 2009)

  • Research Fellow, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (1994 - 1998)

Teaching and supervision

Previous supervision

Yuliya Mikhailovna Kazakova
Yuliya Mikhailovna Kazakova
Thesis title: Three Essays in Health and Labour Economics
Degree subject: Economics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 3/12/2020
Franco Bonomi Bezzo
Franco Bonomi Bezzo
Thesis title: Essays in the Economic Sociology of Inequalities
Degree subject: Applied Social and Economic Research
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 31/7/2020
Ipek Mumcu
Ipek Mumcu
Thesis title: Essays on the Economics of Education and Gender
Degree subject: Economics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 5/8/2019
Andrea Catalina Blanco Moreno
Andrea Catalina Blanco Moreno
Thesis title: Subjective Expectations and Individual Decisions of Future Graduate Students.
Degree subject: Economics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 21/6/2018
Stefanie Hoherz
Stefanie Hoherz
Thesis title: Parents Between Work and Family Demands in the UK and Germany
Degree subject: Applied Social and Economic Research
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 30/8/2017
Lina Maria Sanchez Cespedes
Lina Maria Sanchez Cespedes
Thesis title: Contextual Violence and Migration, Family Structure and Adolescents' Behaviour: The Case of Colombian Armed Conflict
Degree subject: Applied Social and Economic Research
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 1/8/2014

Publications

Journal articles (10)

Rabe, B., Do school inputs crowd out parents’ investments in their children?. IZA World of Labor

Nicoletti, C. and Rabe, B., (2019). Sibling spillover effects in school achievement. Journal of Applied Econometrics. 34 (4), 482-501

Nicoletti, C. and Rabe, B., (2018). The effect of school spending on student achievement: Addressing biases in value-added models. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A, (Statistics in Society). 181 (part 2), 487-515

Blanden, J., Del Bono, E., McNally, S. and Rabe, B., (2016). Universal Pre-school Education: The Case of Public Funding with Private Provision. Economic Journal. 126 (592), 682-723

Nicoletti, C. and Rabe, B., (2013). Inequality in Pupils' Test Scores: How Much do Family, Sibling Type and Neighbourhood Matter?. Economica. 80 (318), 197-218

Rabe, B. and Taylor, MP., (2012). Differences in Opportunities? Wage, Employment and House-Price Effects on Migration*. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. 74 (6), 831-855

Rabe, B., (2011). Dual-earner migration. Earnings gains, employment and self-selection. Journal of Population Economics. 24 (2), 477-497

Rabe, B. and Taylor, M., (2010). Residential mobility, quality of neighbourhood and life course events. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society). 173 (3), 531-555

Rabe, B., (2007). OCCUPATIONAL PENSIONS, WAGES, AND JOB MOBILITY IN GERMANY. Scottish Journal of Political Economy. 54 (4), 531-552

Rabe, B., (2005). The role of firm pensions for job change in Germany. Schmollers Jahrbuch: Journal of Applied Social Science Studies. 125 (1), 63-74

Book chapters (5)

Rabe, B., (2020). Schooling inputs and behavioural responses by families. In: The Economics of Education A Comprehensive Overview (second edition). Editors: Bradley, S. and Green, C., . Academic Press. 217- 228. 9780128153918

Rabe, B. and Green, B., (2012). Examining home movers and how they impact on ownership and housebuilding. In: Housing Market Intelligence Report 2012. Editors: Green, B., . Housebuilder Media. creators- Rabe=3ABirgitta=3A=3A

Rabe, B., (2012). Moving home: wishes, expectations, and reasons. In: Understanding Society: findings 2012. Editors: McFall, SL., . ISER. 21- 22. 978 1 85871 163 8

Buck, N. and Rabe, B., (2011). Local environments. In: Understanding Society: early findings from the first wave of the UK's household longitudinal study. Editors: McFall, S. and Garrington, C., . Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex. 99- 108. 9781858711584

Buck, N. and Rabe, B., (2011). Local environments. In: Understanding Society: early findings from the first wave of the UK's household longitudinal study. Editors: McFall, SL. and Garrington, C., . ISER. 99- 108. 9781858711584

Reports and Papers (6)

Greaves, E., Hussain, I., Rabe, B. and Rasul, I., (2019). Parental responses to information about school quality: evidence from linked survey and administrative data

Brewer, M., Cattan, S., Crawford, C. and Rabe, B., (2016). Free Childcare and Parents' Labour Supply: Is More Better?

Brewer, M., Cattan, S., Crawford, C. and Rabe, B., (2016). Free childcare and parents’ labour supply: is more better?

Nicoletti, C. and Rabe, B., (2014). School Inputs and Skills: Complementarity and Self-Productivity

Nicoletti, C. and Rabe, B., (2014). Sibling Spillover Effects in School Achievement

Burton, J., Laurie, H., Uhrig, SCN., Bryan, ML., Desousa, C., Fumagalli, L., Jackle, A., Knies, G., Lynn, P., Nandi, A., Platt, L., Pudney, S., Rabe, B., Sacker, A., Sala, E., Taylor, MP., Wolke, D., Bottazzi, R., Crossley, T. and O'Dea, C., (2008). Understanding Society. Some preliminary results from the Wave 1 Innovation Panel

Scholarly Editions (2)

Del Bono, E. and Rabe, B., Breastfeeding and child cognitive outcomes: evidence from a hospital-based breastfeeding support policy

Blanden, J., Del Bono, E., Hansen, K. and Rabe, B., The Impact of Free Early Childhood Education and Care on Educational Achievement: a Discontinuity Approach Investigating Both Quantity and Quality of Provision

Grants and funding

2020

School availability, parental labour supply and family wellbeing

Nuffield Foundation

Mind the Gap: Educational Inequalities during Covid-19

Economic and Social Research Council

2019

The Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC)

Economic and Social Research Council

2018

Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study Wave 12

Economic and Social Research Council

Reducing socio-economic inequalities in HE participation: the role of information, peers and mindset

Office for Students

2017

Impact of the Universal Infant Free School Meal policy

Nuffield Foundation

2016

Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study: Waves 9-11

Economic & Social Research Council

2013

Understanding non-reponse on Understanding Society

Economic & Social Research Council

2012

The Effect of Free Childcare on Maternal Labour Supply and Child Development

Economic & Social Research Council

2011

Who saves for retirement?

Prudential

The Effects of School Inputs on Educational Attainments

Nuffield Foundation

2009

Effects of Breastfeeding

Economic & Social Research Council

Contact

brabe@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 874594

Location:

2N2.6.04, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

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