Unemployment and Property Crimes in Pakistan
AbstractThe study examines the relationship between unemployment and property crimes for Pakistan covering the period of 1975 to 2008. The Johansen cointegration methodology along with Granger causality through VEC is applied to the annual time series data. The results of the cointegration analysis provide evidence of a valid long-run relationship between unemployment and different kinds of property crimes. The results provide evidence of unidirectional causality running from unemployed to different kinds of property crimes. The causality results explain that unemployment Granger cause theft, dacoity, robbery and cattle theft while it does not cause burglary.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Asian Economic and Social Society in its journal Asian Economic and Financial Review.
Volume (Year): 1 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
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Crimes; Pakistan; Unemployment; Cointegration; Causality.;
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- J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
- K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
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