Publication
Title
The crime reducing effect of education
Author
Abstract
In this article, we study the crime reducing potential of education, presenting causal statistical estimates based upon a law that changed the compulsory school leaving age in England and Wales. We frame the analysis in a regression-discontinuity setting and uncover significant decreases in property crime from reductions in the proportion of people with no educational qualifications and increases in the age of leaving school that resulted from the change in the law. The findings show that improving education can yield significant social benefits and can be a key policy tool in the drive to reduce crime.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The economic journal: the quarterly journal / Royal Economic Society [London] - London
Publication
London : 2011
ISSN
0013-0133 [print]
1468-0297 [online]
Volume/pages
121:552(2011), p. 463-484
ISI
000290540200006
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
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Publication type
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External links
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Creation 27.10.2014
Last edited 31.10.2017