The Role of Social Factors in Explaining Crime
AbstractUtilizing Malaysia data from 1973 to 2008, the study reveals that crime can be influenced by population, fertility, unemployment, and GDP in either the long-run or short-run period. This study also further analysed beyond sample estimations of the variables involved and found that although violent crime can be explained in the short-run only from the VECM analysis, it is found to be explained by other explanatory variables in the long-run of beyond sample for at least 50 years ahead. It is important for policy makers to focus in both social structure and economic conditions to help prevent crime in the long-run.
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Date of creation: 01 Jan 2013
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fertility; violent; property; unemployment; VECM; causality;
Other versions of this item:
- C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
- A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
- J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
- K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
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- NEP-ALL-2013-01-12 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAW-2013-01-12 (Law & Economics)
- NEP-SEA-2013-01-12 (South East Asia)
- NEP-SOC-2013-01-12 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
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