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Unemployment duration, schooling and property crime

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

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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]

dc.contributor.authorChapman, Bruce
dc.contributor.authorWeatherburn, D
dc.contributor.authorKapuscinski, C.A
dc.contributor.authorChilvers, M
dc.contributor.authorRoussel, S
dc.date.accessioned2003-03-19
dc.date.accessioned2004-05-19T10:20:06Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:34:15Z
dc.date.available2004-05-19T10:20:06Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:34:15Z
dc.date.created2002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/40579
dc.description.abstractIt 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 school non-completion rates. The analysis suggests that labour market and education policies have the potential to significantly reduce property crime. However, increased high school participation of the targeted group only decreases crime if it results in graduation. This suggests that the effectiveness of education policy is a critical influence on crime activity, a unique finding for the literature.
dc.format.extent372129 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper no.447
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.subjectunemployment
dc.subjectproperty crime
dc.subjectschooling
dc.subjecthigh school participation
dc.subjectlabour market
dc.subjecteducation policies
dc.titleUnemployment duration, schooling and property crime
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
local.description.refereedno
local.identifier.citationyear2002
local.identifier.eprintid982
local.rights.ispublishedyes
local.publisher.urlhttp://regnet.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationANU
local.contributor.affiliationCEPR, RSSS
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
CollectionsANU Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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