Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89127
Authors: 
di Tella, Rafael
Schargrodsky, Ernesto
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
IDB Working Paper Series IDB-WP-112
Abstract: 
This paper uses self-reported data on victimization, subjective well being and ideology for a panel of individuals living in six Argentine cities. While no relationship is found between happiness and victimization experiences, a correlation is documented, however, between victimization experience and changes in ideological positions. Specifically, individuals who are the victims of crime are subsequently more likely than non-victims to state that inequality is high in Argentina and that the appropriate measure to reduce crime is to become less punitive (demanding lower penalties for the same crime).
Subjects: 
Happiness
crime
beliefs
JEL: 
I31
K42
R29
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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