Elizabeth Washbrook


e-mail: liz.washbrook@bristol.ac.uk
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Tel: +44 (0) 117 331 4328

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Research Interests

Liz’s research interests cover a broad range of topics around the theme of children and families. She is currently working on an ESRC-funded project on fertility outcomes and housing transitions. Previous work has focused on the mechanisms linking early socioeconomic disadvantage and children's cognitive and socio-emotional development, and the influence of the policy environment in different countries and time periods on social mobility.

Recent projects for external bodies

Recent journal articles

  • ‘The Timing of Mothers’ Employment after Childbirth’ (with Wen-Jui Han, Christopher Ruhm and Jane Waldfogel). Monthly Labor Review 131(6): 15-27 (June 2008). Selected as the best article that year in Monthly Labor Review by authors outside the Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • ‘Maternity Rights and Mother's Return to Work’ (with Simon Burgess, Carol Propper, and Paul Gregg). Labour Economics 15(2): 168-201 (April 2008)
  • ‘Family Expenditures Post-Welfare Reform in the UK: Are Low-Income Families Starting to Catch Up?’ (with Paul Gregg and Jane Waldfogel). Labour Economics 13(6): 721-746 (December 2006)
  • ‘The Effects of Early Maternal Employment on Child Development in the UK’ (with Carol Propper, Paul Gregg and Simon Burgess). Economic Journal vol 115, F48-80, (February 2005)

Recent working papers

  • ‘Public policies and women's employment after childbearing’ (with Wen-Jui Han, Christopher J Ruhm and Jane Waldfogel).  NBER Working Paper No. 14660 and IZA Discussion Paper No. 3937 (January 2009)
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