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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: xin.meng@anu.edu.au

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Xin Meng

Her research to date consists of four main themes:

  1. Important issues related to the Chinese labour market during the transition process, including the impact of economic transition on income distribution, the impact of labour market rigidity on economic development in China, rural-urban migration, and the impact of economic shocks during the transitional period on consumption.
  2. The influence of institutions and culture on gender discrimination in China, Taiwan, Australia, and France.
  3. Economic assimilation of immigrants in Australia.
  4. Economic implications of major catastrophes, such as the impact of the Chinese famine and the Cultural Revolution on life time earnings and welfare of individuals and families.

Xin Meng joined CReAM as an external fellow in March 2006.