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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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The Times

The Indepedent

Tes

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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Brexit

BBC Three Counties

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

CReAM seminar

CReAM - Brown Bag Seminar
Thomas Cornelissen (University of York)

Knowledge spillovers from apprenticeship training (joint with Christian Dustmann and Uta Schönberg)

Event date: Tuesday 6th November 2018
12.30-1.30 pm Drayton, Room 321

Through social interaction in the workplace, coworkers are likely to learn from each other (knowledge spillover) and this may extend the returns to apprenticeship training from trained workers onto untrained coworkers. Based on German matched-employer employee data covering the universe of employees we investigate whether unskilled workers derive long-term career benefits if they were exposed during their first job to high-quality apprenticeship graduates in the same workplace. After controlling for a large range of confounding factors, we find evidence for positive long-run effects, which hold after leaving the initial firm and conditional on the quality of future peers. Moreover, effects are up to three times larger if the initial occupation has high skill content and task complexity. Overall, analysis suggests that there are positive external effects of apprenticeship training programmes via knowledge spillovers onto unskilled coworkers.