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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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BBC Three Counties

Christian Dustmann discussing Theresa May's comments on EU workers 'jumping the queue' on BBC Three Counties.

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Email: COrtega@lecg.com

Carolina Ortega

Carolina Ortega is an Assistant Professor at Universidad Nacional de Tucuman and independent consultant at Compass Lexecon. She obtained her PhD from the Department of Economics at Universidad de Alcalá de Henares in Madrid, Spain, in 2007. She graduated in B.Sc Economics from the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina. Subsequently, she obtained her Diploma de Estudios Avanzados (Equivalent to M.Sc in Economics) in 2003. Her main research interest is applied labour economics, with a particular focus on issues of immigration.

She visited CReAM from October 2006 until June 2007 under the EU program - Transnationality of Migrants (TOM).

She is currently working as Associate Researcher at LECG(Madrid).