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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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Brit Oppedal

Brit Oppedal is a senior researcher in the Division of Mental Health of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. She is the PI of the Division’s research program “Youth, Culture and Competence”, YCC, and of the various national and international subprojects under this umbrella, such as e.g. “Social support, coping and mental health among unaccompanied minor asylum-seekers”; “Identity, adaptation and well-being among Tamil children and youth”; “Classroom psychosocial environment and well-being in multi-cultural schools” and “Social Integration of Migrant Children: Uncovering Family and School Factors Promoting Resilience” ( ). Her research focus is on the importance of ethnicity and migration in the psychological adjustment of immigrant and refugee children and their families. She is also engaged in policies and programs on the intersection between learning and mental health, and on the health behavior and health service use of immigrants. Brit holds a PhD in psychology from the University of Oslo. She has been a visiting scholar in the Department of Child Development of Tufts University, Boston, and attended a Post Doc program in clinical research and training at Judge Baker Children’s Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

Brit Oppedal joined CReAM as an External Research Fellow in April 2014.