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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.

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Email: v.mazzucato@maastrichtuniversity.nl

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Valentina Mazzucato

Valentina Mazzucato is Professor of Globalization and Development at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. She heads several international research projects on transnational families with specific reference to care raising arrangements (TCRAs) (www.tcra.nl) financed by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and NORFACE. These projects use mixed methods ranging from large-scale surveys to in-depth ethnographic research to study the effects of TCRAs on parents abroad and caregivers and children in origin countries. Some of her latest publications are: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (2014, 2008) Journal of Marriage and Family (2011), Population Space and Place (2010; 2004), Global Networks (2009), World Development (2014, 2009), and book chapters in Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-being Research (Springer, 2014), The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration (Blackwell, 2012), Multi-sited ethnography: Theory, praxis and locality in contemporary social research (Ashgate, 2009), Migration and Development Within and Across Borders (IOM, 2009) and Globalization and Development: Themes and Concepts in Current Research (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004). Prof. Mazzucato is regularly invited to speak in public fora on the effects of transnational lives for development in Africa and migrant integration in Europe. She has served on the Social Science Research Council of the US special committee on migration and development as well as on the World Connectors’ task force on migration. She has lived in and conducted research on numerous African countries in the past 20 years.

Valentinal Mazzucato joined CReAM as an External Research Fellow in March 2014.