The effect of education on in-prison conflict: evidence from Argentina
AbstractUsing census data for Argentine prisons for the period 2002-2005, this paper presents evidence of the positive e¤ect that prisoner education programs (pri- mary and some part of secondary schooling) have on in prison conflictivity measured as sanctions or violent behavior of the prisoner. In order to over- come the problems of endogeneity that education decisions generate we use an instrumental variables approach. Our results show a decrease in partici- pation in violent conflicts and bad behavior which can be partially attributed to education.
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- NEP-ALL-2008-03-08 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2008-03-08 (Education)
- NEP-HRM-2008-03-08 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LAB-2008-03-08 (Labour Economics)
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