Gender Convergence in Crime: Evidence From Canadian Adult Offence Charge Data
Jyh-Yaw Joseph Chen () and
David Giles ()
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Jyh-Yaw Joseph Chen: Department of Economics, University of Victoria
No 303, Econometrics Working Papers from Department of Economics, University of Victoria
This paper contributes new evidence relating to the hypothesis that there has been convergence between certain male and female offences over time. Using time-series data for adults charged with offences in Canada over the period 1983 to 2000, we conduct several formal econometric tests of the convergence hypothesis. This study allows for the non-stationarity of the data; structural breaks in some of the time-series; and it employs several new tests that have not previously been applied to this problem. Our results provide the first strong evidence of gender-convergence for a range of offences in Canada.
Keywords: Convergence; crime; gender (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C12 C22 C33 K14 K42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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