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Crime and Unemployment: Evidence from Europe

Duha Altindag ()

No auwp2011-13, Auburn Economics Working Paper Series from Department of Economics, Auburn University

Abstract: I investigate the impact of unemployment on crime using a country-level panel data set from Europe that contains consistently-measured crime statistics. Unemployment has a positive influence on property crimes. Using earthquakes, industrial accidents and the exchange rate movements as instruments for the unemployment rate, I find that 2SLS point estimates are larger than OLS estimates.

Keywords: Crime; Europe; Unemployment; Earthquakes; Industrial accidents; Instrumental variables (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J00 K42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eur, nep-iue, nep-lab and nep-law
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