College Party Culture and Sexual Assault
Jason Lindo (),
Peter Siminski and
Isaac D. Swensen ()
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Isaac D. Swensen: Montana State University
No 9700, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
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.
Keywords: sexual assault; rape; college; alcohol; football (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I23 K42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 42 pages
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Journal Article: College Party Culture and Sexual Assault (2018)
Working Paper: College Party Culture and Sexual Assault (2015)
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