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dc.contributor.authorBRILLI, Ylenia 
dc.contributor.authorTONELLO, Marco
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-24T13:14:18Z
dc.date.available2014-07-24T13:14:18Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn1830-7728
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/32233
dc.description.abstractThis paper estimates the causal effect of education on adolescent crime by exploiting a compulsory education reform implemented in 1999 in Italy. To identify the causal relation we use the reform as an instrument for adolescent high school enrollment, and compare the offending rates of the cohorts affected by the reform with the ones not affected. We find that one percentage point increase in the enrollment ratio reduces adolescent crime by 2.47 percent, and that the effect is highly heterogeneous across areas and mostly influenced by the degree of social capital and by the presence of organized crime. In areas characterized by pervasive organized crime, preventing adolescents from staying on the streets, by keeping them at school, is not enough to ensure the same crime reduction effect as in areas where organized crime is not pervasive.en
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dc.relation.ispartofseries2014/19en
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectAdolescent crimeen
dc.subjectSchool attendanceen
dc.subjectOrganized crimeen
dc.subjectSocial capitalen
dc.subjectI20en
dc.subjectI28en
dc.subjectJ13en
dc.subjectK42en
dc.titleRethinking the crime reducing effect of education : the role of social capital and organized crimeen
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