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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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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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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

 

Brexit

BBC Three Counties

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

CReAM seminar

CReAM Brown Bag Seminars
Anne-Lise Breivik (University of Bergen)

“Effects of Child Care and Long-Run Health" (joint with Emilia Del Bono and Julie Riise)

Event date: Tuesday 17th April 2018
12.30-1.30 pm Drayton, Room 321

We examine the long-run health outcomes of children affected by a reform which led to a large scale expansion of subsidized universal child care for children 3 to 6-year-old in Norway in the late 1970s. Using administrative population data and exploiting variation in the implementation across municipalities over time, we find that cohorts with increased child care access have lower certified sickness absence from work, as well as fewer GP consultations related to different illnesses, such as respiratory illnesses and cardiovascular illnesses. However, we find that cohorts with increased access to child care have more GP consultations related to psychological symptoms, and overweight.