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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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BBC Three Counties

Christian Dustmann discussing Theresa May's comments on EU workers 'jumping the queue' on BBC Three Counties.

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Josep Mestres

Josep Mestres has been a PhD student with the Department of Econonics at University College London since 2003. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Economics from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. Subsequently, he obtained his M.Sc. in Economics in 2002. His main research fields are Economics of Migration and Labour Economics, with a particular interest on remittances and return migration.

Josep left CReAM in 2009 to join the International Migration Division of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development) in Paris, as Economist and Policy Analyst.