Happiness, Ideology and Crime in Argentine Cities
AbstractThis paper uses self-reported data on victimization, subjective well being and ideology for a panel of individuals living in six Argentine cities. While no relationship is found between happiness and victimization experiences, a correlation is documented, however, between victimization experience and changes in ideological positions. Specifically, individuals who are the victims of crime are subsequently more likely than non-victims to state that inequality is high in Argentina and that the appropriate measure to reduce crime is to become less punitive (demanding lower penalties for the same crime).
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department in its series Research Department Publications with number 4645.
Date of creation: Nov 2009
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Happiness; crime; beliefs;
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-12-11 (All new papers)
- NEP-HAP-2009-12-11 (Economics of Happiness)
- NEP-LTV-2009-12-11 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
- NEP-SOC-2009-12-11 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
- NEP-URE-2009-12-11 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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