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

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TV and Radio 2017

BBC 2 October 11, 2017

"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

BBC World Service - Business Daily September 07, 2017

Professor Christian Dustmann interviewed on the BBC World Service - Business Daily, discussing immigration and the needs of business and the concerns of voters.

Vox Talk August 23, 2017

Christian Dustmann and Barry Eichengreen discuss the first report in CEPR’s Monitoring International Integration series, which analyses the roots of the decline in trust in both national and European political institutions and asks whether, as a result of these developments, the EU is at risk of disintegration.

BBC World News July 07, 2017

Professor Christian Dustmann discussing the ongoing migration crisis and the migration challenges the G20 Summit would need to address, on BBC World News

Sky News June 22, 2017

 Professor Christian Dustmann discussing the UK Population Figures on Sky News

NZZ Format May 05, 2017

Professor Christian Dustmann discussing the effects of migration on the Swiss NZZ Format, also found at

Bocconi March 17, 2017

Professor Christian Dustmann analyses the effect of refugee settlement on electoral outcomes in Denmark at "Globalization at a Turning Point? Challenges for Europe"

BBC News February 15, 2017

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

BBC Radio 4 February 08, 2017

Professor Dustmann discussing the effects Brexit will have on UK citizens living in Europe and European citizens living in the UK on BBC Radio 4's show Brexit: A Guide for the Perplexed.