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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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The Times

The Indepedent

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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 conference

CReAM - Brown Bag Seminar
Alice Kügler (UCL,CReAM)

Displacement Effects in Manufacturing: The Role of Firms (joint with Ines Helm and Uta Schoenberg)

Event date: Tuesday 19th March 2019
12.30-1.30 pm Drayton, Room 321

We assess the impact of the decline in manufacturing jobs on the cost of job displacement, using administrative data on firms and workers in Germany. We start by documenting that manufacturing firms traditionally paid substantial wage premia and that these high-wage jobs disappeared disproportionately over time. We then analyse what role such losses in the firm wage premium play in determining wage losses following job displacement. We show that low-skilled workers in manufacturing suffer larger wage losses than the high-skilled after job displacement, and that about half of the wage loss is explained by the firm at which a worker was employed before displacement. Persistent wage losses from layoffs, and the role of the firm in explaining these, have increased over time.