Neighbourhood Gangs, Crime Spillovers, and Teenage Motherhood
Mikkel Mertz and
Anna Okatenko ()
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Mikkel Mertz: Queen Mary University of London
Anna Okatenko: University College London
No 2304, CReAM Discussion Paper Series from Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London
Using an identification strategy based on random assignment of refugees to different municipalities in Denmark between 1986 and 1998, we find strong evidence that gang crime rates in the neighbourhood at assignment increase the probability of boys to commit crimes before the age of 19, and that gang crime (but not other crime) increases the likelihood of teenage motherhood for girls. Higher levels of gang crime also have detrimental and long-lasting effects, with men experiencing significantly higher levels of inactivity and women experiencing lower earnings and higher levels of welfare benefit claims at ages 19 to 28.
Keywords: Crime spillovers; gang crime; teenage motherhood (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I3 J1 K4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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