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European Research Council (ERC) Awards

CReAM's Director, Christian Dustmann has been awarded an ERC Advanced grant on The Migration Challenge: Labour Markets, Policy Reforms, and Social Cohesion.

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CReAM's Deputy Director, Uta Schönberg has been awarded an ERC Consolidator grant on Wage Inequality.

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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.

This research received very high media attention in Denmark and has resulted in a public hearing (26.03.2019) and a presentation in the Danish Parliament.

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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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BBC Three Counties

Christian Dustmann discussing Theresa May's comments on EU workers 'jumping the queue' on BBC Three Counties.

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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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