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dc.contributor.authorMachin, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorMarie, Olivieren_US
dc.contributor.authorVujić, Sunčicaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T07:55:44Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T07:55:44Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58830-
dc.description.abstractWe present new evidence on the causal impact of education on crime, by considering a large expansion of the UK post-compulsory education system that occurred in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The education expansion raised education levels across the whole education distribution and, in particular for our analysis, at the bottom end enabling us to develop an instrumental variable strategy to study the crime-education relationship. At the same time as the education expansion, youth crime fell, revealing a significant cross-cohort relationship between crime and education. The causal crime reducing effect of education is estimated to be negative and significant, and considerably bigger in (absolute) magnitude than ordinary least squares estimates. The education boost also significantly impacted other productivity related economic variables (qualification attainment and wages), demonstrating that the incapacitation effect of additional time spent in school is not the sole driver of the results.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6582en_US
dc.subject.jelI2en_US
dc.subject.jelK42en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordyouth crimeen_US
dc.subject.keywordeducation expansionen_US
dc.subject.stwJugendkriminalitäten_US
dc.subject.stwBildungen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleYouth crime and education expansionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn717451968en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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