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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.

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Thomas Lemieux

Thomas Lemieux is a Professor of Economics and a Distinguished University Scholar at the University of British Columbia. He received his PhD from Princeton University and has held positions at MIT and the Université de Montréal prior to joining the faculty at UBC in 1999. Lemieux was a visiting professor at Princeton and Berkeley and a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the director of the Team for Advanced Research on Globalization, Education, and Technology at UBC. Lemieux received awards for his research including the Canadian Economic Association’s Rae Prize, UBC’s Killam Senior Research Prize, and the Minnesota Award. He is a co-editor of the B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy and an associate editor of several other scholarly journals.

Lemieux has published 40 articles and two books on a variety of topics in labour economics and applied econometrics including the underground economy, the impact of collective bargaining and wages and employment, the determination of wage differentials between ethnic groups and men and women, and the estimation sectoral choice models. Most of his recent research has focused on the determinants of the structure of wages in industrialized economies and on the causes and consequences of secular changes in educational attainment.