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European Research Council (ERC) Awards

CReAM's Director, Christian Dustmann has been awarded an ERC Advanced grant on The Migration Challenge: Labour Markets, Policy Reforms, and Social Cohesion.

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CReAM's Deputy Director, Uta Schönberg has been awarded an ERC Consolidator grant on Wage Inequality.

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Cutting refugees’ benefits results in more crime and less education

Reducing welfare benefits for refugees and immigrants is largely ineffective for increasing employment and promoting integration, and instead leads to poverty, ‘survival crime’ and less schooling, according to a new study from CReAM's Christian Dustmann and co-authors from the Rockwool Foundation.

This research received very high media attention in Denmark and has resulted in a public hearing (26.03.2019) and a presentation in the Danish Parliament.

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Disadvantaged boys benefit most from early school years

Research by Christian Dustmann and Thomas Cornelissen finds that boys from disadvantaged backgrounds benefit most from early schooling, helping to narrow the skills gap (60-80%) with boys from high socio-economic backgrounds.

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Housing costs have exacerbated income equality in Germany

CReAM Research by Christian Dustmann and co-authors finds that changes in housing expenditures dramatically exacerbated the rise in income inequality in Germany since the mid-1990s. The research was covered on the German press.

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Immigrant and disadvantaged children benefit most from early childcare

Attending universal childcare from age three significantly improves the school readiness of children from immigrant and disadvantaged family backgrounds.

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Brexit

BBC Three Counties

Christian Dustmann discussing Theresa May's comments on EU workers 'jumping the queue' on BBC Three Counties.

CReAM seminar

CReAM - Seminar in Applied Economics Series
Kjell Salvanes (NHH) 

Breaking the Links: Natural Resource Booms and Intergenerational Mobility

Event date: Monday 26th February 2018
Time: 4:00-5:30 Place: Jevons LT, Drayton House Speaker Room: 309

Do large economic shocks increase intergenerational earnings mobility by creating new economic opportunities or do they instead reduce mobility by reinforcing the links between generations? In answering this question, we estimate how the Norwegian oil boom starting in the 1970s affected intergenerational mobility in those local labor markets most affected by the growing oil industry. We find that this resource shock increased intergenerational mobility for cohorts commencing their professional careers at the beginning of the oil boom. Importantly, these findings are not driven by preexisting local level differences in intergenerational mobility or regional differences in education, nor are they sensitive to selective migration or adverse health effects. Instead, the change in intergenerational mobility is mostly driven by bottom-up mobility and a decrease in the returns to academic education in oil-affected regions. The findings also persist across a third generation, with intergenerational mobility being significantly higher for boom-affected areas in both grandfather–son and father–son comparisons.