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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


BBC World Service - My Perfect Country

Christian Dustmann discusses the achievements and shortcomings of Germany’s refugee integration policy on the BBC World Service Programme My Perfect Country: Germany.


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.


CEPR Report

Professor Dustmann and Dr Otten are coauthors in the first report in CEPR's Monitoring International Integration series, Europe's Trust Deficit: Causes and Remedies. They analyse the roots of the decline in trust in both national and European political institutions, as reflected in the rise of populist politics. 

Press Release

VoxEU article summarising the report

Audio interview with Christian Dustmann & Barry Eichengreen



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.


BBC Three Counties

Christian Dustmann on BBC Three Counties discussing the likely effects of Brexit on the UK's farming industry.


Freedom of Movement

BBC World News

Professor Christian Dustmann discussing the ongoing migration crisis and the migration challenges the G20 Summit would need to address, on BBC World News (7th July 2017).


Sky News

Professor Christian Dustmann discussing the UK Population Figures on Sky News (22nd June 2017).


CReAM seminar

Malte Sandner (CReAM) 

“Household Income and Infant Health: Evidence from a
Welfare Benefit Reform“ (joint with Simon Janssen, IAB).

Event date: Tuesday 25th April 2017
Time: 12.30-1.30 pm. Place: Drayton, Room 321.

This paper investigates how welfare cuts affect the early health conditions of children living in families with low socio-economic status. Our identification strategy exploits a policy reform of the German welfare system that reduced welfare benefits for families with infants by up to 30 percent of the previous household income. The empirical analysis relies on a novel and unique data source from a large health insurance company that includes detailed information about child hospitalization, doctor visits, and pharmacy use for 45,000 children born in the years before and after the reform. Children of families on welfare are more likely to be of poor health than children of families not on welfare. However, the results reveal no additional health penalty in response to the welfare cut.