Are Educated Societies Less Violent? Education, Deprivation and Crime in Minas Gerais
AbstractThe intuition behind this paper is that education has a significant role to play in the reduction crime policies in developing countries. In other words, the fact that universal education is not completed in developing countries could be one of the reasons of their high crime rates. This paper brings an augmented economic model of individual crime behavior in order to take into account relative deprivation, discusses the impact of education in this model, distinguishing between property and interpersonal crime and furnishes an econometric estimation of the model for 723 municipalities of Minas Gerais, one of the 26 Brazilian states. Violent property crime seems to be influenced directly by inequality but not by education, which has however a significant reducing effect upon interpersonal violence.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by CERDI in its series Working Papers with number 200402.
Date of creation: 2004
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Brazil; education; deprivation; violence; crime;
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