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The Refugee Crisis

Professor Christian Dustmann comments on the current European debate on the refugee crisis and migration quotas on BBC World Service 


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.

Press Release

Discussion Paper


UCL News




The Criminal Behaviour of Young Fathers

CReAM Research by Christian Dustmann and  Rasmus Landersø, finds that  very young fathers who have their first child while they are still teenagers subsequently commit less crime if the child is a boy than if it is a girl. This  then has a spill over effect on other young men of a similar age living in the same neighbourhoods as the young father. The research was covered on the British press.

Press Release

Discussion Paper


The Telegraph

The Times



"I was quite prepared... to use the cover of the statistician's analysis": Former home secretary David Blunkett and Prof Dustmann on the 2003 report on EU accession


British Academy

Professor Christian Dustmann has been elected Fellow of the British Academy in recognition for his academic career and public engagement.



Professor Christian Dustmann ranked within the top 3 German speaking economists on the 2017 Handelsblatt ranking.



BBC News

Professor Christian Dustmann discussing recent trends in foreign-born worker flows in and out of the UK on the BBC News at One.


CReAM seminar

CReAM Brown Bag Seminars
Anne-Lise Breivik (University of Bergen)

“Effects of Child Care and Long-Run Health" (joint with Emilia Del Bono and Julie Riise)

Event date: Tuesday 17th April 2018
12.30-1.30 pm Drayton, Room 321

We examine the long-run health outcomes of children affected by a reform which led to a large scale expansion of subsidized universal child care for children 3 to 6-year-old in Norway in the late 1970s. Using administrative population data and exploiting variation in the implementation across municipalities over time, we find that cohorts with increased child care access have lower certified sickness absence from work, as well as fewer GP consultations related to different illnesses, such as respiratory illnesses and cardiovascular illnesses. However, we find that cohorts with increased access to child care have more GP consultations related to psychological symptoms, and overweight.