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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: javier.ortega.1@city.ac.uk

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Javier Ortega

Javier Ortega received his PhD from DELTA (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris) in 1996. Dr Ortega is the Head of the Department of Economics at City University London and a Research Economist at the Centre for Economic Performance (LSE). He is also an Associate Professor at the University of Toulouse (on leave) and a research affiliate of CEPR, IZA and FEDEA (Madrid). His research on migration mainly focuses on (i) the language assimilation of immigrants and (ii) the labour market impact of immigration on natives. He joined CREaM as a Research Fellow in October 2008.

Javier Ortega joined CReAM as an external fellow in October 2008.