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Long-term unemployment and violent crime

Nordin, Martin LU and Almén, Daniel (2016) In Empirical Economics p.1-29
Abstract

This study reinvestigates the relationship between unemployment and crime, but is the first to focus explicitly on the effects of long-term unemployment on crime. A unique finding is that long-term unemployment shows a strong association with violent crime, an effect which is greater than that of total unemployment on property crime in this and most previous studies. Long-term unemployment thus identifies a marginal group for committing crime (particularly violent crime) better than total unemployment, with the duration of unemployment plausibly increasing the strain that fosters violent behaviour.

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Crime, Long-term unemployment, Unemployment, Violent crime
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Empirical Economics
pages
29 pages
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Physica Verlag
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  • Scopus:84962159954
ISSN
0377-7332
DOI
10.1007/s00181-016-1068-6
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English
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  author       = {Nordin, Martin and Almén, Daniel},
  issn         = {0377-7332},
  keyword      = {Crime,Long-term unemployment,Unemployment,Violent crime},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {03},
  pages        = {1--29},
  publisher    = {Physica Verlag},
  series       = {Empirical Economics},
  title        = {Long-term unemployment and violent crime},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00181-016-1068-6},
  year         = {2016},
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