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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 - Brown Bag Seminar Tuomas Kosonen (Labour Institute for Economic Research)

Home Care or Formal Day Care? The Effect of Home Care Allowance on Child Outcomes (joint with Jonathan Gruber and Kristiina Huttunen)

Event date: Tuesday 18th June 2019
Drayton House, Room 321 12.30-13.30

We study the effects of child home care allowance that significantly increases parents' incentives to stay home with children under the age of three in Finland. Using a difference-in-differences model that exploits variation in the municipality-specific supplement to the allowance, we investigate the effects of the allowance on children’s outcomes from early childhood until adulthood. Our results show that home care allowance decreases maternal employment and negatively affects the early childhood cognitive test results. On longer term we find that allowance increases youth crimes. However, we do not find any impact on the longer run schooling outcomes. The results are more pronounced in municipalities that have higher average child care quality.