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

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Email: Brit.Oppedal@fhi.no

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Brit Oppedal

Brit Oppedal is a senior researcher in the Division of Mental Health of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. She is the PI of the Division’s research program “Youth, Culture and Competence”, YCC, and of the various national and international subprojects under this umbrella, such as e.g. “Social support, coping and mental health among unaccompanied minor asylum-seekers”; “Identity, adaptation and well-being among Tamil children and youth”; “Classroom psychosocial environment and well-being in multi-cultural schools” and “Social Integration of Migrant Children: Uncovering Family and School Factors Promoting Resilience” (www.fhi.no/studier/UngKul ). Her research focus is on the importance of ethnicity and migration in the psychological adjustment of immigrant and refugee children and their families. She is also engaged in policies and programs on the intersection between learning and mental health, and on the health behavior and health service use of immigrants. Brit holds a PhD in psychology from the University of Oslo. She has been a visiting scholar in the Department of Child Development of Tufts University, Boston, and attended a Post Doc program in clinical research and training at Judge Baker Children’s Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

Brit Oppedal joined CReAM as an External Research Fellow in April 2014.