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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: mcorak@gc.cuny.edu

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Miles Corak

Miles Corak is a full professor of economics with The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and senior scholar at the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality.

He is trained as an applied labour economist, with a PhD from Queen’s University (Kingston Canada) and an MA from McGill University, and has published numerous articles on topics dealing with child poverty, access to university education, intergenerational mobility, and unemployment. His most recent research deals with intergenerational patterns in the education and earnings outcomes of the children of immigrants. His publications have appeared in among others the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Human Resources, the Journal of Labor Economics, and Demography.

He has also edited three books, the most recent—Generational Income Mobility in North America and Europe—was published by Cambridge University Press in 2004. He is a co-chair of the Canadian Employment Research Forum, a research fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (Bonn Germany), and until 2007 was the Director of the Family and Labour Studies Division at Statistics Canada, where he continues to hold a position as a part-time researcher.

In 2003/04 he was a visiting researcher at the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in Florence Italy, acting as the research coordinator and lead researcher for the 2005 UNICEF publication on child poverty in the rich countries. His research has been cited by many of the major international media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and The Economist.

Miles Corak joined CReAM as an external fellow in May 2008.