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dc.contributor.authorLeigh, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.authorNeill, Christineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-23T09:36:10Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-23T09:36:10Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36943-
dc.description.abstractIn 1997, Australia implemented a gun buyback program that reduced the stock of firearms by around one-fifth. Using differences across states in the number of firearms withdrawn, we test whether the reduction in firearms availability affected firearm homicide and suicide rates. We find that the buyback led to a drop in the firearm suicide rates of almost 80 per cent, with no statistically significant effect on non-firearm death rates. The estimated effect on firearm homicides is of similar magnitude, but is less precise. The results are robust to a variety of specification checks, and to instrumenting the state-level buyback rate.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 4995en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelK14en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordFirearms ownershipen_US
dc.subject.keywordhomicideen_US
dc.subject.keywordsuicideen_US
dc.subject.keywordpanel dataen_US
dc.subject.stwWaffeen_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentliche Beschaffungen_US
dc.subject.stwWaffenrechten_US
dc.subject.stwWirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwSelbstmorden_US
dc.subject.stwKriminalitäten_US
dc.subject.stwAustralienen_US
dc.titleDo gun buybacks save lives? Evidence from panel dataen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn629737827en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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