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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: pcortes@bu.edu

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Patricia Cortes

Patricia Cortes is an Associate Professor of Markets, Public Policy and Law at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. She studies unexplored but potentially key dimensions in which immigration affects sending and receiving countries, such as prices of goods and services, time use of women, and the well-being of the family left behind. She had studied immigration in several countries, including the US, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, and her work has been published in top journals, including the Journal of Political Economy. She has been an assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business since 2006, after she earned a PhD in economics from MIT. Cortes has also a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in economics, both from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, where she is originally from. Cortes has also worked as a short-term consultant for the World Bank Research Department and an assistant researcher for the Inter-American Development Bank.

Patricia Cortes joined CReAM as an external fellow in May 2006.