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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.


External Research Fellow

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Ravi Pendakur

Ravi Pendakur is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Ottawa. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, he spent 18 years as a researcher in a number of federal government departments including, The Secretary of State, Multiculturalism and Citizenship, Canadian Heritage, and, Human Resources and Social Development. His primary research focus is on diversity, with a goal towards assessing the socioeconomic characteristics of language, immigrant and ethnic groups in Canada and other settler societies. Much of his research has been quantitative in nature, using a variety of data sources including census and other micro datasets, immigration intake records, and special surveys to measure group differences. Recent work has attempted to study the relationship between interaction and participation (social capital) and ethnicity. He has also looked at the degree to which Canadian-born minorities face earnings gaps in the labour force.

His current research interests lie in linking social capital attributes to outcomes for minorities in Canada, the United States and Europe. His goal is to explore the interrelationships key to social inclusion – those of social separation, social interaction and social and economic outcomes. He is interested in the consequences of a series of key social choices: living and interacting within or outside an ethnic group (social capital), living within or outside a residential ethnic enclave and the impact these interactions have on social outcomes such as wellbeing and occupational success. These issues will be explored from an interdisciplinary, historical and international comparative perspective.

Ravi Pendakur joined CReAM as an external fellow in January 2011.