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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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Nina Smith

Nina Smith is professor in Economics at Aarhus School of Business. She is Director of Centre for Research in Integration and Marginalization (CIM). She was member of the Danish government's Social Commission 1991-93, chairman of the Danish Council of Economic Advisors 1995-98, member of the Danish government's Research Commission 2000-2001, member of the Danish government's thinktank on Integration of Immigrants 2000-2001, the Danish government's welfare comission 2003-. She is chair of the board of the Danish Research Councils. She is member of the executive committee of European Society of Population Economics (ESPE), and member of the Scientific Advisory Board of RWI. Her recent work covers income taxes and labour supply, work incentives for low-skilled, gender wage gap, the labour market for immigrants, income distribution and poverty.