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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.

Links to websites with information on migration

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NORFACE DIAL - Populism, Inequality and Institutions (PII)

A project funded by the NORFACE Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course: structures and processes (DIAL) Programme, co-coordinated by Professors Schönberg and Dustmann.

 

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Migration Research Unit (MRU)

The Migration Research Unit is based in the Department of Geography at University College London. It carries out high quality research on international population migration issues.

 

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

See especially their section with statistics and reports on International Migration

 

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

The website of this German think-tank hosts a database for literature on migration. There is also a long list of many further links to research centres and organizations whose work is on migration issues.

 

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Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

This think-tank based in Washington D.C. also runs the Migration Information Source: a very useful tool to quickly retrieve data on various aspects of the topic of migration.

 

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United Nations

International Labour Organization (ILO): ILO is the UN specialized agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internally recognized human and labour rights. Very useful is the International Labour Migration Database.

Population Information Network: Run by the UN Population Division. The site provides data and further links to demographic issues in general.

UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR): Provides data and reports concerning refugees and asylum seekers.

 

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EUROSTAT

EUROSTAT also provide data on topics related to migration and asylum, in particular under the heading People in Europe.

 

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International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Leading international organization whose scope also touches the effects of migration in Europe.

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European Migration Centre (EMZ)

The EMZ aims at linking European institutions working on migration issues. It also runs an extensive literature database and statistics on migration topics.