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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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Eric Gould

Eric Gould joined the economics department at Hebrew University after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1996. He has published several papers in leading journals in the following areas: (1) the effect of immigrants on the economic and educational outcomes of natives and vice versa; (2) the causes and consequences of increasing wage inequality, (3) marriage market behavior, (4) the effect of the environment on the economic and social outcomes of individuals, and (5) the analysis of incentives and externalities in contracts. In 2004, he received the H. Gregg Lewis Prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Labor Economics from 2002-2003. Currently, he is also a research fellow of IZA and the CEPR, and an associate editor of Labour Economics.

Eric Gould joined CReAM as an external fellow in May 2006.