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dc.contributor.authorPoutvaara, Panuen_US
dc.contributor.authorPriks, Mikaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-07-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:14:35Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:14:35Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/25989-
dc.description.abstractEmpirical evidence reveals that unemployment tends to increase property crime but that it has no effect on violent crime. To explain these facts, we examine a model of criminal gangs and suggest that there is a substitution effect between property crime and violent crime at work. In the model, non-monetary valuation of gang membership is private knowledge. Thus the leaders face a trade-off between less crime per member in large gangs and more crime per member in small gangs. Unemployment increases the relative attractiveness of large and less violent gangs engaging more in property crime.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 1944en_US
dc.subject.jelK42en_US
dc.subject.jelD71en_US
dc.subject.jelD74en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordviolenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordcrimeen_US
dc.subject.keywordgangsen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemploymenten_US
dc.subject.keywordidentityen_US
dc.subject.stwKriminalitäten_US
dc.subject.stwGewalten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwKriminalitätsökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleUnemployment and gang crime: could prosperity backfire?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn538084251en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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