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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.

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Email: biagio.speciale@univ-paris1.fr

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Biagio Speciale

Biagio Speciale is an Assistant Professor at the Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne, Université Paris. Previously, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles, where he received his Ph.D in Economics, as well as Masters in Economics and Statistics. His main research interests are; economics of migration, economics of education, development economics and applied contract theory. In particular, his recent research on migration has focused on the impact of migration on public education expenditure and the economic analysis of undocumented migration.

Biagio Speciale worked in CReAM between November 2006 and September 2008.