Essays in Education, Crime, and Job Displacement


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Essays in Education, Crime, and Job Displacement

Show simple item record Bennett, Patrick 2016-06-02T08:37:15Z 2016-06-02T08:37:15Z 2016-06-02
dc.identifier.isbn 9788793483002
dc.identifier.isbn 9788793483019
dc.identifier.issn 0906-6934
dc.description.abstract With a limited budget and resources, governments must decide how to allocate funds across a variety of factors which benefit society such as education, crime deterrence, and public safety. Each increase in spending on one area comes with the knowledge that this money cannot be spent on social problems in another area. As such, externalities and unexpected spillover effects impact the costs and benefits of public spending to society and may have large and meaningful implications on how to most effectively allocate resources across a multitude of outcomes. For example, an increase in education corresponds to an increase in the opportunity cost of engaging in criminal activity, decreasing the probability an individual commits crime. Likewise, loss of employment decreases the opportunity cost of engaging in criminal activity, increasing the probability an individual commits crime. Discrimination towards immigrants can impact their employment prospects which, in turn, impacts their decision to further pursue education. Identifying how these individual level factors have an impact on society is key to informing and designing effective public policy. This Ph.D. thesis, entitled “Essays in Education, Crime, and Job Displacement”, analyzes the determinants and social implications of these three factors. While independent, each essay within this thesis examines the impact of factors such as education, in terms of reduced crime, job loss, in terms of increased crime, and discrimination, in terms of its impact on the educational attainment of immigrants, on society. en_US
dc.format.extent 168 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries PhD Series;18.2016
dc.title Essays in Education, Crime, and Job Displacement en_US
dc.type phd en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Økonomisk Institut en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort ECON en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Economics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ECON en_US Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2016 en_US

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