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The Refugee Crisis

Professor Christian Dustmann comments on the current European debate on the refugee crisis and migration quotas on BBC World Service 


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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The Criminal Behaviour of Young Fathers

CReAM Research by Christian Dustmann and  Rasmus Landersø, finds that  very young fathers who have their first child while they are still teenagers subsequently commit less crime if the child is a boy than if it is a girl. This  then has a spill over effect on other young men of a similar age living in the same neighbourhoods as the young father. The research was covered on the British press.

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The Telegraph

The Times



"I was quite prepared... to use the cover of the statistician's analysis": Former home secretary David Blunkett and Prof Dustmann on the 2003 report on EU accession


British Academy

Professor Christian Dustmann has been elected Fellow of the British Academy in recognition for his academic career and public engagement.



Professor Christian Dustmann ranked within the top 3 German speaking economists on the 2017 Handelsblatt ranking.



BBC News

Professor Christian Dustmann discussing recent trends in foreign-born worker flows in and out of the UK on the BBC News at One.


External Research Fellow

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Lucinda Platt

Lucinda Platt has been a Professor of Social Policy at the LSE since 2013. Before that she was a Professor of Sociology at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the Institute of Education, University of London. She is PI of the Millennium Cohort Study, a survey tracing the lives of over 19,000 children born in 2000/01. Primarily a quantitative sociologist, her main research interests are in ethnicity and child poverty and she has published widely in these areas in journal articles books and research reports. She also has engaged in mixed methods projects on health, identity and the impact of judicial review. She also leads the ethnicity strand of Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study. She is currently involved in two NORFACE-funded migration project: LineUp and SCIP.

Lucinda Platt joined CReAM as an external fellow in June 2007.