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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: sara.delarica@ehu.es

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Sara de la Rica

Sara de la Rica is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Basque Country University (Spain) since 1995. Her recent research is mainly focused on Gender Economics, on the one hand, and Immigration, on the other. Regarding the former, she is particularly interested in women’s reconciliation between working and family life. With respect to immigration, her research is focused not only on the economic outcomes of immigrants in Spain (social and economic assimilation) but also on the impact of immigration on Natives.

Sara de la Rica has published papers in journals such as Journal of Human Resources, Economica, Journal of Population Economics, Industrial and Labour Relations review, among others. At present, she is the Director of a Research Grant from the Bank of Spain-FEDEA to conduct microeconometric research on the Spanish Labour Market (2007-2011). She is the secretary of the European Society for Population Economics (2005-2010) and the secretary of the Spanish Economic Association (2006-2008).

Sara de la Rica joined CReAM as an external fellow in May 2008.