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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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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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"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

 

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

External Research Fellow

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Email: lboustan@princeton.edu

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Leah Platt Boustan

Leah Platt Boustan is a professor of economics at the University of California, Los Angeles and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She received her A.B. from Princeton University in 2000 and her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2006, both in Economics.

Her academic interests lie at the intersection between economic history, labor economics, and urban economics. She is currently completing a book (under contract with Princeton University Press) about the effect of the Great Black Migration from the rural South on northern labor markets and residential segregation in the twentieth century. She also has a body of work, joint with her long-time collaborators, Ran Abramitzky and Katherine Eriksson, on the Age of Mass Migration from Europe to the United States (1850-1913), including papers on migrant selection and assimilation.

She currently holds an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. In the 2013-14 academic year, she will be a Straus Fellow at the New York University School of Law on the theme of “Racial, Ethnic and Economic Segregation.”

Leah Boustan joined CReAM as an external fellow in June 2013.