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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.

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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.

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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.


Links to websites with information on migration


NORFACE DIAL - Populism, Inequality and Institutions (PII)

A project funded by the NORFACE Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course: structures and processes (DIAL) Programme, co-coordinated by Professors Schönberg and Dustmann.



Migration Research Unit (MRU)

The Migration Research Unit is based in the Department of Geography at University College London. It carries out high quality research on international population migration issues.



Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

See especially their section with statistics and reports on International Migration



Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

The website of this German think-tank hosts a database for literature on migration. There is also a long list of many further links to research centres and organizations whose work is on migration issues.



Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

This think-tank based in Washington D.C. also runs the Migration Information Source: a very useful tool to quickly retrieve data on various aspects of the topic of migration.



United Nations

International Labour Organization (ILO): ILO is the UN specialized agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internally recognized human and labour rights. Very useful is the International Labour Migration Database.

Population Information Network: Run by the UN Population Division. The site provides data and further links to demographic issues in general.

UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR): Provides data and reports concerning refugees and asylum seekers.




EUROSTAT also provide data on topics related to migration and asylum, in particular under the heading People in Europe.



International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Leading international organization whose scope also touches the effects of migration in Europe.


European Migration Centre (EMZ)

The EMZ aims at linking European institutions working on migration issues. It also runs an extensive literature database and statistics on migration topics.