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Disadvantaged boys benefit most from early school years

Research by Christian Dustmann and Thomas Cornelissen finds that boys from disadvantaged backgrounds benefit most from early schooling, helping to narrow the skills gap (60-80%) with boys from high socio-economic backgrounds.

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The Times

The Indepedent

Tes

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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VoxEU

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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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iNews

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FAZ

VoxEU

 

Brexit

BBC Three Counties

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

CReAM seminar

CReAM - Seminar in Applied Economics Series
Henry Farber (Princeton University)

How Important are Right-to-Work Laws? Free-Riding and the Decline of Unions in the U.S.
 

Event date: Monday 11th March 2019
Time: 4:00-5:30 Place: Christopher Ingold G21 Ramsay LT Speaker Room: 208

Unions in the U.S. Private Sector have declined dramatically over the past half century. In the context of a two-sided model of selection into union jobs, I decompose the decline of unions into components due to changes in worker demand and changes in the supply of union jobs relative to demand. I use small-scale survey data collected at several points over the past 40+ years related to worker demand for union representation to identify movements in supply and demand. I conclude that most of the decline of U is due to a decline in the relative supply of union jobs. I then use data from the CPS to examine the role of right-to-work laws in encouraging free-riding and reducing the relative supply of union jobs.