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dc.contributor.authorMoehling, Carolynen_US
dc.contributor.authorPiehl, Anne Morrisonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T11:01:24Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T11:01:24Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/31259-
dc.description.abstractResearch on crime in the late 20th century has consistently shown, that despite the public rhetoric, immigrants have lower rates of involvement in criminal activity than natives. The earliest studies of immigration and crime conducted at the beginning of the 20th century produced similar conclusions. We show, however, that the empirical findings of these early studies suffer from a form of aggregation bias due to the very different age distributions of the native and immigrant populations. We find that in 1904 prison commitment rates for more serious crimes were quite similar for the two nativity groups for all ages except ages 18 and 19 when the commitment rate for immigrants was higher than for the native born. By 1930, immigrants were less likely than natives to be committed to state and federal prisons at all ages 20 and older. But this advantage disappears when one looks at commitments for violent offenses. Immigrants in their late teens, in fact, were more likely than their native counterparts to be incarcerated for violent offenses.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDep. of Economics, Rutgers, the State Univ. of New Jersey New Brunswick, NJen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking papers // Department of Economics, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey 2007,04en_US
dc.subject.jelJ1en_US
dc.subject.jelK4en_US
dc.subject.jelN3en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordImmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordcrimeen_US
dc.subject.keywordprisonen_US
dc.subject.stwEinwanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwMigrantenen_US
dc.subject.stwKriminalit├Ąten_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleImmigration and crime in early 20th century Americaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn568263669en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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