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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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TV and Radio 2013

BBC London Radio December 13, 2013

Christian Dustmann speaks on The Breakfast Show with Penny Smith and Paul Ross on BBC Radio London about the proposed reforms to benefit receipt of immigrants in the UK.

BBC Three Counties Radio December 13, 2013

Christian Dustmann speaks on the JVS Show on BBC Three Counties, commenting on the proposed changes to benefit rules related to immigrants' English language skills.

BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire December 02, 2013

Christian Dustmann on the Annie Othen show on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire, commenting on Bulgarian and Romanian immigration to the UK - Audio recording kindly provided by BBC Coventry and Warwickshire.

BBC Gloucestershire December 02, 2013

On the Mark Cummings show, Christian Dustmann comments on the debate on the likely impact of Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants to the UK.

BBC Tees December 02, 2013

Christian Dustmann talks on the Mike Parr show about the debate on the likely impact of Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants to the UK.

BBC News Channel December 02, 2013

Christian Dustmann appears on the BBC News Channel commenting on the debate about the likely impact of Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants to the UK.

BBC 5 Live November 28, 2013

Christian Dustmann comments on Radio 5 Live Drive on the latest figures of the Office of National Statistics on net migration to the UK.

BBC News Channel November 27, 2013

Prof Christian Dustmann appears on the BBC News Channel commenting on the fiscal impact of immigration to the UK, and on David Cameron's announcement to restrict access to benefits to new immigrants from within the EU.

BBC 5 Live November 27, 2013

Christian Dustmann appears on the Shelagh Fogarty show on BBC Radio 5 live to comment on the impact of immigration to the UK and on the likely effect of increased immigration from Romania and Bulgaria when the UK labour market will open to residents from these countries.

Russia Today November 20, 2013

Prof Christian Dustmann appears on Russia Today TV to comment on the impact of immigration to the UK.

Voice of Russia November 13, 2013

Christian Dustmann comments on the Voice of Russia regarding the former Labour Home secretary Jack Straw's statement, according to which allowing migrants from Poland and Hungary to work in the UK from 2004 without restrictions was a mistake.

BBC Humberside November 12, 2013

Tommaso Frattini speaks on the Peter Levy Show at BBC Radio Humberside about immigration to the UK.

BBC Yorkshire November 11, 2013

Christian Dustmann appears on Look North on BBC Yorkshire, commenting on the positive impact of European immigrants on the public finances in the UK.

LBC Radio November 09, 2013

Christian Dustmann comments on immigration on the Ken Livingstone & David Mellor Show at LBC Radio.

Voice of Russia November 07, 2013

Christian Dustmann appears in a documentary on immigration on the Voice of Russia.

Polonia Na Zywo November 06, 2013

Christian Dustmann appears on Polish Television, commenting on the fiscal impact of immigration to the UK.

BBC News Channel November 05, 2013

Christian Dustmann comments on the positive impact of European immigrants to the UK on the public finances.

BBC 1 November 05, 2013

Christian Dustmann comments on the BBC1 Breakfast show on the positive impact of European immigrants to the UK on the public finances.

BBC Radio London Breakfast November 05, 2013

Christian Dustmann comments on the BBC Radio London Breakfast programme on the positive impact of European immigrants to the UK on the public finances.

BBC 5 Live Breakfast November 05, 2013

Christian Dustmann comments on the BBC 5 Live Breakfast on the positive impact of European immigrants to the UK on the public finances.

BBC Radio 4 Today November 05, 2013

Christian Dustmann comments on the BBC Radio 4 Today on the positive impact of European immigrants to the UK on the public finances.

BBC Radio Good Morning Wales November 05, 2013

Prof Christian Dustmann comments on the BBC Radio Good Morning Wales on the positive impact of European immigrants to the UK on the public finances.

BBC Radio 4 March 28, 2013

Prof Christian Dustmann appears on the BBC Radio 4 programme "The Report" on Bulgarian and Romanian immigration. Click the link on the left-hand side for the full programme. To listen to shorter extracts, click below.
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BBC News Channel March 25, 2013

Prof Christian Dustmann comments on the political discussion about welfare receipt of immigrants to the UK.