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European Research Council (ERC) Awards

CReAM's Director, Christian Dustmann has been awarded an ERC Advanced grant on The Migration Challenge: Labour Markets, Policy Reforms, and Social Cohesion.

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CReAM's Deputy Director, Uta Schönberg has been awarded an ERC Consolidator grant on Wage Inequality.

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Cutting refugees’ benefits results in more crime and less education

Reducing welfare benefits for refugees and immigrants is largely ineffective for increasing employment and promoting integration, and instead leads to poverty, ‘survival crime’ and less schooling, according to a new study from CReAM's Christian Dustmann and co-authors from the Rockwool Foundation.

This research received very high media attention in Denmark and has resulted in a public hearing (26.03.2019) and a presentation in the Danish Parliament.

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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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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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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: Christopher.Worswick@carleton.ca

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Christopher Worswick

Dr. Christopher Worswick is a Full Professor in the Department of Economics at Carleton University. He has published over 20 academic journal articles on topics that include the earnings, unemployment, receipt of government benefits and labour supply of immigrants, the effectiveness of immigrant selection systems, the effects of mandatory retirement rules on the retirement behavior of university professors, as well as income inequality and household responses to crop loss in developing countries. In 2011, Dr. Worswick co-edited (with Ted McDonald, Elizabeth Ruddick and Arthur Sweetman) a book on the economics of immigration in Canada. Between 2008 and 2009, Dr. Worswick was the Priority Leader for the Economic and Labour Market Integration for the Metropolis Network of Research Centres in Canada. In 2011, Dr. Worswick and his co-authors (Charles Beach and the late Alan Green) published an influential book on the economics of the Canadian immigrant selection system. In 2012, this book was awarded the Canadian Economics Association’s Purvis Prize (for an outstanding written work on economic policy) and was a finalist for the Donner Prize (for best book on public policy by a Canadian).

Christopher Worswick joined CReAM as an external fellow in September 2013.