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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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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.

External Research Fellow

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Email: benjamin.elsner@ucd.ie

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Benjamin Elsner

Benjamin Elsner is a Senior Research Associate at IZA, and the Deputy Director of IZA’s Migration Area. His research focuses on migration, labor economics, and economics of education. In migration, he is particularly interested in the impact of migration on the sending countries, and the global welfare effects of high-skilled migration. His research has been published in outlets such as the Journal of International Economics or the Journal of Population Economics. Ben holds a PhD in economics from Trinity College Dublin and a Diplom (M.A.) from the University of Regensburg/Germany.

Ben joined CReAM as an external fellow in February 2016.