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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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Barry Chiswick

Barry R. Chiswick, UIC Distinguished Professor (since 2002), is also Research Professor (since 1978) and Head (since 1987) of the Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He is also Research Professor in the Department of Sociology and in the Survey Research Laboratory at UIC and Founding Director of the UIC Center for Economic Education (2000). In addition, he is Program Director – Migration Studies at IZA - Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Germany.Professor Chiswick received his Ph.D. with Distinction in Economics from Columbia University (1967) and has held permanent and visiting appointments at UCLA, Columbia University, CUNY, Stanford University, Princeton University, Hebrew University (Jerusalem), Tel Aviv University, and the University of Chicago. From 1973 to 1977 he was Senior Staff Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. He is a former chairman of the American Statistical Association Census Advisory Committee, past president of the Midwest Economics Association and the Illinois Economics Association, and a consultant to numerous U.S. government agencies, as well as to the World Bank and other international organizations. He is currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics and Research in the Economics of Households, and on the editorial boards of four additional academic journals.Professor Chiswick has an international reputation for his research in Labor Economics,Human Resources, the Economics of Immigration, the Economics of Minorities, the Economics of Religion, and Income Distribution. He is recognized as having done the seminal research on the Economics of Immigration, and continues to be the leader in the field. His research has been published in 11 books and monographs and in over 140 journal articles, chapters in books and technical reports. His latest book The Economics of Immigration is to published in 2005. His research is cited frequently in textbooks and in the academic literature (about 100 journal citations per year as reported in the Social Science Citation Index). In addition to numerous seminar and conference presentations in the United States, Professor Chiswick has lectured in 19 other countries.Professor Chiswick has received numerous awards for his research, including an appointment as Distinguished Professor, a Fulbright (Research) Fellowship, the Senior University Scholar Award from the University of Illinois, the UIC College of Business Administration Alumni Award for Distinguished Research (first recipient), the Carleton C. Qualey Article Award from the Immigration History Society (first recipient), and the Milken Institute Award for Distinguished Economic Research. He also received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Brooklyn College (1999) for his research on immigrants and minorities. Professor Chiswick is frequently interviewed by the print and electronic media on a range of labor market issues, especially immigration and minorities. He has published policy analyses of these issues in newspapers and magazines, has testified before Congress on pending legislation, and given public lectures to community groups on these and related issues. His policy recommendations regarding the reform of immigration law have influenced the public debate and legislation.