Unemployment and Gang Crime

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dc.contributor.author Priks, Mikael en_US
dc.contributor.author Poutvaara, Panu en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:28:15Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:28:15Z
dc.date.issued 2007-12-04T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7692
dc.description.abstract Empirical evidence reveals that unemployment tends to increase property crime but that it has no effect on violent crime. To explain these facts, we examine a model of criminal gangs and suggest that there is a substitution effect between property crime and violent crime at work. In the model, non-monetary valuation of gang membership is private knowledge. Thus the leaders face a trade-off between less crime per member in large gangs and more crime per member in small gangs. Unemployment increases the relative attractiveness of large and less violent gangs engaging more in property crime. Violence, Crime, Gangs, Unemployment, Identity en_US
dc.format.extent 15 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Discussion paper;2007-13 en_US
dc.title Unemployment and Gang Crime en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt07dec04 nijemo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Centre for Economic and Business Research en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort CEBR en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Centre for Economic and Business Research en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort CEBR en_US
dc.idnumber x656555512 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2007 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Could Prosperity Backfire? en_US


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