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College Party Culture and Sexual Assault

Jason Lindo (), Peter Siminski and Isaac D. Swensen

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2018, vol. 10, issue 1, 236-65

Abstract: This paper considers the degree to which events that intensify partying increase sexual assault. Estimates are based on panel data from campus and local law enforcement agencies and an identification strategy that exploits plausibly random variation in the timing of Division 1 football games. The estimates indicate that these events increase daily reports of rape with 17–24-year-old victims by 28 percent. The effects are driven largely by 17–24-year-old offenders and by offenders unknown to the victim, but we also find significant effects on incidents involving offenders of other ages and on incidents involving offenders known to the victim.

JEL-codes: I23 J16 K42 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
Note: DOI: 10.1257/app.20160031
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