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Larrikin youth: can education cut crime?

Tony Beatton, Michael P Kidd (), Stephen Machin () and Dipa Sarkar

CentrePiece - The Magazine for Economic Performance from Centre for Economic Performance, LSE

Abstract: If young people spend longer in school, are they less likely to commit crimes? Stephen Machin and international collaborators examine the impact on youth crime of an educational reform in Australia that raised the minimum school leaving age.

Keywords: youth crime; schooling; Australia; Earning or Learning (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I2 K42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-03
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