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Cutting refugees’ benefits results in more crime and less education

Reducing welfare benefits for refugees and immigrants is largely ineffective for increasing employment and promoting integration, and instead leads to poverty, ‘survival crime’ and less schooling, according to a new study from CReAM's Christian Dustmann and co-authors from the Rockwool Foundation.

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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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October 2018

Shifts in Housing Costs Exacerbated Rise in Income Inequality

Changes in housing expenditures dramatically exacerbated the rise in income inequality in Germany since the mid-1990s, according to a new paper by Christian Dustmann (University College London), Bernd Fitzenberger and Markus Zimmermann (Humboldt University Berlin).

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June 2018

Children from immigrant and disadvantaged backgrounds benefit the most from early child care attendance, but are less likely to attend child care

Attending universal child care from age three onwards improves school readiness of children from immigrant and disadvantaged family backgrounds, but has only a modest impact on the school readiness of children from advantaged backgrounds, according to new research from the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) at UCL.

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May 2018

Crime is Contagious, according to new research that reveals how teenage fathers turn away from crime if they have a son

New CReAM research shows that preventing one criminal act can prevent a significant number of additional crimes. The study finds that very young fathers with a criminal background 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.

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