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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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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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Jaap Dronkers

Jaap Dronkers was born in Amsterdam in 1945 and studied sociology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He has been Associate Professor of the Sociology of Education and Empirical Sociology at the Catholic University of Brabant in Tilburg (1986–1990), Chair in Educational Sciences (1990–1999), and Chair in Empirical Sociology (1999–2001) both at the University of Amsterdam. Prof. Dronkers was visiting scholar at the Max-Planck Institute for Human Development (1998–1999). From October 2001 until December 2009 he was Professor of Social Stratification and Inequality at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. From December 2009 he holds the chair international comparative research on educational performance and social inequality at the Maastricht University. During the autumn of 2010 he was visiting professor at the Doshisha University in Kyoto (Japan). Since September 2011 he is academic partner of the Centraal Planbureau (Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis).

Jaap Dronkers joined CReAM as an external fellow in April 2012.