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Sarah Dahmann is a Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research at the University of Melbourne and a Fellow of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course. She completed her PhD in Economics at Freie Universität Berlin and the DIW Graduate Center in 2016.
Her research fields are education, labor, and health economics, with her main interests in human capital, intergenerational mobility, and socioeconomic disadvantage. In her work, she applies microeconometric techniques to large administrative and survey-based data. Her current research focuses on the determinants of skill formation, the economic consequences of childhood disadvantage, the impacts of education and welfare policies, and the importance of mental health and self-control for economic behavior.
Sarah Dahmann joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in March 2019.