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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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Email: ernest.miguelez@u-bordeaux.fr

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Ernest Miguélez

Ernest Miguélez is Junior Researcher (Chargé de Recherche) at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), attached to the GREThA – UMR CNRS 5113, University of Bordeaux, France. His research interests cover economic geography, migration and innovation. At GREThA he conducts research on high-skilled migration, and its relationship with innovation, knowledge diffusion, intellectual property, geography, and development.

He received his PhD from the Department of Econometrics, Statistics, and Spanish Economy of the University of Barcelona. Before joining the GREThA – UMR CNRS 5113 he held a research economist position at the Economics and Statistics Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization, a UN specialized agency based in Geneva.

Ernest Miguélez joined CReAM as an external affiliate in June 2013.