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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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Kevin Lang

Kevin Lang is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at Boston University. His work spans theoretical and empirical research on labor and education economics, including discrimination, immigration and language issues. His publications include Poverty and Discrimination (forthcoming in 2007 from Princeton University Press) and over fifty academic articles, and his research has been funded by several grants from the National Science Foundation. He spent a year at the National Bureau of Economic Research (where he is presently a Research Associate) on an Olin Foundation Fellowship and three months at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research on a Fullbright Fellowship. He was the recipient of a Sloan Foundation Faculty Research Fellowship. He is co-editor of Labour Economics, the journal of the European Association of Labour Economists and a member of the Advisory Board of the Canadian Employment Research Forum. In his home town of Brookline, Massachusetts, he has served as chair of the elected school board of which he continues to be a member. He received his BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from Oxford University, his MSc in economics from the University of Montreal, and his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.