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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: Marco.Hafner@iab.de

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Marco Hafner

 

Marco Hafner is a senior analyst at RAND Europe working on employment, education and social policy research. He did his doctoral studies in economics and applied econometrics and holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Zurich. Before joining RAND, he worked at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), the research body connected to the German Employment Agency, and at the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) at UCL.

 

Hafner has particular expertise in data analysis and econometrics, having undertaken extensive quantitative research in the topics of labour industrial economics. His broader research interests include topics in applied econometrics, health, industrial, labour and international economics.