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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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BBC Three Counties

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

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Govert Bijwaard

Govert Bijwaard is Senior Researcher at Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI). After his education in econometrics at Groningen University, the Netherlands, and Brown University (RI) he got his PhD from the Free university Amsterdam (Tinbergen Institute), he worked for applied economic research institutes for five year and returned to academics at the economics department at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and later moved to NIDI. He is a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn. His worked has appeared in journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of Population Economics, the Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, and Population Studies.

Govert Bijwaard joined CReAM as an External Research Fellow in March 2014.