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Unemployment duration, schooling and property crime

Chapman, Bruce; Weatherburn, D; Kapuscinski, C.A; Chilvers, M; Roussel, S


It is well known that there is no consensus with respect to the relationship between unemployment and crime. As well, there is very little research on the linkages between crime and the educational experiences of young people. In this paper we show a very strong positive relationship between criminal activity and the extent of youth male long-term unemployment. We also show that criminal activity is negatively associated with high school completions, and positively associated with high...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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