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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.

External Research Fellow

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Anna Piil Damm

Anna Piil Damm has been an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business, since 2004. Her research focuses on geographical settlement pattern of immigrants and socioeconomic outcomes of immigrants. A major aim of her research is to evaluate whether immigrants’ residential choices constitute a barrier to upward social mobility of recent immigrants. Does living in ethnic enclaves damage labour market outcomes of recent immigrants? Does growing up in deprived neighbourhoods lead to more crime among immigrants (joint with Christian Dustmann)? Do lack of employed contacts and ethnic norms constitute a barrier to upward social mobility of immigrants (joint with Michael Rosholm)? Anna Piil Damm has also investigated location preferences of immigrants as well as the effects of spatial dispersal policy on refugees and asylum seekers on the geographical settlement pattern of refugees in the medium run and on their employment outcomes. Anna Piil Damm is native of Denmark where she received a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Aarhus in 2000. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Aarhus School of Business in 2004. Anna Piil Damm was a visiting research assistant professor at CAM, University of Copenhagen, in 2004-2005. In 2006 she was a visiting researcher at CReAM, University College London, for 6 months.

Anna Piil Damm joined CReAM as an external fellow in June 2006.