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The Refugee Crisis

Professor Christian Dustmann comments on the current European debate on the refugee crisis and migration quotas on BBC World Service 

 

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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FAZ

VoxEU

 

The Criminal Behaviour of Young Fathers

CReAM Research by Christian Dustmann and  Rasmus Landersø, finds that  very young fathers who have their first child while they are still teenagers subsequently commit less crime if the child is a boy than if it is a girl. This  then has a spill over effect on other young men of a similar age living in the same neighbourhoods as the young father. The research was covered on the British press.

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The Telegraph

The Times

 

BBC 2

"I was quite prepared... to use the cover of the statistician's analysis": Former home secretary David Blunkett and Prof Dustmann on the 2003 report on EU accession

 

British Academy

Professor Christian Dustmann has been elected Fellow of the British Academy in recognition for his academic career and public engagement.

 

Handelsblatt

Professor Christian Dustmann ranked within the top 3 German speaking economists on the 2017 Handelsblatt ranking.

 

Brexit

BBC News

Professor Christian Dustmann discussing recent trends in foreign-born worker flows in and out of the UK on the BBC News at One.

 

CReAM seminar

CReAM Brown Bag Seminars
Julian Vedeler Johnsen (University of Bergen)
Retirement, Grandparental Childcare, and Maternal Employment (joint with Ola Vestad)

Event date: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Drayton, Room 321, 12:30-1:30pm.

There is an increasing literature on the effect of grandparental childcare on the labor supply of adult daughters. However, the endogeneity of grandparental childcare remains an important empirical issue. This paper proposes a new quasi-experimental approach: We make use of a Norwegian retirement reform to estimate the causal effect of the grandmother’s retirement on the labor supply of her adult daughter. The preliminary findings show that grandmother’s retirement increases the employment and wages of her adult daughter. Further, grandparental childcare is the most likely channel of the effects as there are no effects of grandmothers’ retirement on the labor supply of adult daughters without young children or adult daughters living far from the grandmother.