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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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"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.


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Press Releases 2014

November 2014

Positive economic impact of UK immigration from the European Union: new evidence

New CReAM research shows that European immigrants to the UK have paid more in taxes than they received in benefits, helping to relieve the fiscal burden on UK-born workers and contributing to the financing of public services.

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July 2014

The Effect of Local Area Crime on Mental Health

New CReAM research on crime's big impact on local resident's mental health combining official crime statistics provided by the UK Home Office with detailed survey information on individuals’ mental well-being.

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May 2014

What do we know about migration?

The Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) at UCL launches a briefing document “What do we know about migration?” to inform the debate on migration.

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March 2014

FISCAL EFFECTS OF IMMIGRATION TO THE UK: A rebuttal of Migration Watch claims
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February 2014

The astonishing transformation of the German economy from the 'sick man of Europe' to a lean and highly competitive economy is predominantly due to the decentralisation of wage bargaining rather than government labour market reforms, according to new research led by University College London.
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January 2014

Research conducted by Christian Dustmann, Patrick Puhani and Uta Schönberg finds no negative long-term effects of early school tracking in Germany on employment, wages and educactional attainment.
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