Long-term unemployment and violent crime

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Abstract

This study reinvestigates the relationship between unemployment and crime, but is the first to focus explicitly on the effects of long-term unemployment on crime. A unique finding is that long-term unemployment shows a strong association with violent crime, an effect which is greater than that of total unemployment on property crime in this and most previous studies. Long-term unemployment thus identifies a marginal group for committing crime (particularly violent crime) better than total unemployment, with the duration of unemployment plausibly increasing the strain that fosters violent behaviour.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Stockholms universitet
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Nationalekonomi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)1-29
TidskriftEmpirical Economics
Volym52
Utgåva nummer1
StatusPublished - 2017 feb
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa