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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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Richard Freeman

Richard B. Freeman is Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard University and Co-Director of the Labor and Work Life Forum at the Harvard Law School. He is also Director of the Labor Studies Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Senior Research Fellow in Labour Markets at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics.

His research interests include the job market for scientists and engineers; the growth and decline of unions; the effects of immigration and trade on inequality; restructuring European welfare states; international labor standards; Chinese labor markets; transitional economies; youth labor market problems; crime; self-organizing non-unions in the labor market; employee involvement programs; income distribution and equity in the marketplace; and the effects of the internet on labor markets, social behavior and the economy.

Richard Freeman joined CReAM as an external fellow in March 2006.